Cyborg Plans To Pressure Nunes At UFC 232
Cris Cyborg looks to turn the tables against Amanda Nunes on December 29th, as the UFC featherweight champion looks to put the pressure on the UFC bantamweight champion.
“I train for everything, I have five rounds,” Cyborg said of preparing for Nunes at the UFC 232 press conference in New York City. “I watch a couple fights with Amanda and I know she like to do pressure, but she doesn’t like when fighters put pressure on her. I’m the pressure. When she puts her best punch on me. I’m gonna be the pressure. She’s going to feel that.”
Nunes has not fallen into the traps set by Cyborg on social media to get in her head over not accepting a fight over year following Cyborg’s win over Holly Holm.
“We don’t have any problem,” Cyborg said. “Just accept the fight with her when I fight Holly Holm, and she ask for nine months for training for this fight, and I think when you’ve calling somebody out, you have to be ready, not nine months to be ready.”
“The first thing UFC called me and my manager for fight Amanda Sept. 8,” Cyborg said. “And the other thing was fight on three weeks notice for Amanda in July. And then nothing happened. And I accept to fight her Sept. 8. after she called me out six months before and she said no I signed a deal to fight December. You’re not fighting, I have no other options but to train and wait.”
Cyborg would attack Nunes again during the press conference by referring to Nunes pulling out against Valentina Shevchenko on the morning of UFC 213.
“Let’s do this,” Cyborg said. “Let’s see. You need nine months to train for that. Keep work hard, and make sure you’ll be there, because last time, you pull out before fights. Make sure you’re going to be there. I’ll believe when you’re in the cage, be in the cage and close the door, I know you’re going to be there. I hear this story before, to wait, and then don’t fight.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting