Bantamweight Winner Gets “Beatable” Nunes
In the same way Aspen Ladd is not looking past Germaine de Randamie, the first ever UFC women’s featherweight champion refuses to look past her undefeated opponent at UFC On ESPN+ 13.
“To be honest that’s not something that’s on my mind,” de Randamie told MMA Junkie of a rematch against current UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who beat her in 2013. “A lot of people have asked me about the title shot as if this fight might be an elimination for the one next for Amanda. Right now I have one obstacle, and that’s Aspen Ladd. I cannot focus or look ahead of Aspen Ladd. That would be very disrespectful and very ignorant for me to do. My focus is absolutely on Aspen, and after Saturday night you can ask me the same question and I’ll have an answer for you.”
“Yes, absolutely (things would be different),” de Randamie said of a rematch between the two. “I believe that’s the fight to make in a way. I’m very explosive, everybody knows that. I like to knock people out, Amanda likes to knock people out. She’s a wrecking machine, she is a true champion. I absolutely respect her, but I would love to face her again. It would be an honor for me to face her again. And even if it’s not a title fight, I would still love to meet her again in the octagon.”
“I agree she’s one of the best fighters, but remember: Everyone is beatable, and as soon as a person comes and beats Amanda Nunes, they are the GOAT,” de Randamie continued.
“One thing is for sure, at this point right now in the last couple years, she has been the best UFC fighter. Without any doubt. She has proven it over and over again. But she is beatable. Everyone is beatable. So every time when somebody gets beat there’s a new GOAT, right? She’s the champion, she’s a true champion, and she’s an absolute world class. But she is beatable.”
Look below for the full card for UFC Sacramento.
Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd
Urijah Faber vs. Ricky Simon
Josh Emmett vs. Mirsad Bektic
Wellington Turman vs. Karl Roberson
Cezar Ferreira vs. Marvin Vettori
John Allan vs. Mike Rodriguez
Andre Fili vs. Sheymon Moraes
Darren Elkins vs. Ryan Hall
Nicco Montano vs. Julianna Pena
Pingyuan Liu vs. Jonathan Martinez
Livinha Souza vs. Brianna Van Buren
Benito Lopez vs. Vince Morales
Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
Report: MMA Junkie