On Dec. 29, Nunes will get her shot at making history. The women’s bantamweight champion will challenge featherweight ruler Cris Cyborg for the 145-pound gold. If Nunes wins, she’ll become the first female two-division champion in UFC history.
Chael Sonnen Talks Amanda Nunes’ Confidence
Cyborg is regarded as the most-feared female striker in mixed martial arts. In a new video posted on his YouTube channel, Sonnen said he’s intrigued with Nunes’ confidence going into the “super fight:”
“This isn’t a matter of the UFC went to Amanda Nunes and goes, ‘hey we think we can make a super fight here, what do you think?’ Amanda went to them. Amanda watched Cris Cyborg, picked up her phone and said, ‘give me that fight because I think I can beat her.’ For me, that’s very compelling because typically the athletes know when they go in there (if the fight is winnable or not). … I see confidence screw athletes all the time. I see that cocky guy in the room that really believes in himself, he goes out there and gets [smashed]. I see that all the time. [That] could be what this is when this is all done, but leading into it you sure do have a compelling story.”
The main event of UFC 232 will see Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson do battle in a rematch for the light heavyweight title. The action takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Be sure to join us for live coverage.
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