Cris Cyborg says she picked Julianna Peña to beat Amanda Nunes


Cris Cyborg says she picked Julianna Peña to beat Amanda Nunes

MMA fans around the world have long debated who the real WMMA GOAT is. Many say Amanda Nunes and many say Cris “Cyborg” Justino. now Julianna Peña’s name got mixed up in the mix after her previous two-division champion filing.

Now Justino has weighed in, downplayed the size of Nunes (against which she lost in the first round) and built it up Peña.

“You know, I wasn’t surprised” Justino said in an interview with Combat Sports on Fanatics View. “I (chose) Julianna Peña because the five defeats for Amanda Nunes, four of them, had the same style as Julianna Peña. Before my fight with Nunes, we knew that Amanda Nunes’ danger was at the beginning, in the first round. If you pass the first round with her, you can join the fight. ”

Peña defeated Nunes in the later rounds after clearly losing the first round.

“We knew that,” said Justino. “Of course when you fight them you go fire after fire and that happens, you know what happened. We knew she saw that after the first round she saw that she couldn’t finish you, so she’ll either run away or stop on the floor or something, and that’s what happened to Julianna Peña. “

Justino has been calling for a rematch with Nunes since her fight and even lost her UFC spot. She has won five times since her loss to Nunes and currently holds the Bellator featherweight title.

“I don’t feel like Julianna made submission because she didn’t have submission on how she ended the fight,” Cyborg said. “I feel like Amanda Nunes at one point, she sees she can’t finish, and Julianna Peña went ahead and typed. But (Peña) had no submission. I don’t know what went through her head in the second round because if you’re fighting for the title, you’re ready for seven rounds, and that was the second.





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