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Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:56 pm
by philphan
Amanda Nunes Headlines UFC 224, but Not Against Cris Cyborg

UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is going to headline UFC 224, but it won't be against featherweight titleholder Cris Cyborg as many had hoped.

Though UFC president Dana White was angling for a Cyborg vs. Nunes match-up as the next fight for both women, timing didn't work in his favor.

With Cyborg having fought three times in the past seven months, most recently at last week's UFC 222, asking her to return at UFC 224 on May 12 was a bridge too far. Though the UFC could have held off and made the bout for UFC 225 or UFC 226, they needed a suitable headliner for UFC 224 and Nunes had already agreed to fight Raquel Pennington on May 12, so it appears they are moving forward as originally planned.

Nunes, fighting on her home turf in Brazil, will put her bantamweight belt on the line opposite Pennington in the headliner, but she's not the only high profile Brazilian on the UFC 224 fight card.

Fellow Brazilians and former UFC champions Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida are set to fight each other in what is expected to be the UFC 224 co-main event. It will also serve as Belfort's retirement bout. Not far behind is another Brazilian, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, who will square off with Kelvin Gastelum in another marquee middleweight bout on the pay-per-view portion of the event.

It's been a long layoff for Nunes (15-4), who hasn't fought since her split-decision victory over Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 215 last September. She has been angling for a superfight with Cyborg ever since defeating Shevchenko for the second time, but she's going to have to wait a little longer and first get past Pennington. Nunes heads into the bout on a six-fight winning streak.

Pennington (9-5) has won her last four fights, but is only two split-decision losses away from that being and eight-fight winning streak. Pennington, however, has been on the sidelines much longer that Nunes. She last fought at UFC 205 in November of 2016, which was also the last time that UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor fought.

Pennington missed much of 2017 because of shoulder surgery, but then closed out the year with a broken leg suffered in a car accident, the latter of which delayed her shot at Nunes, which had been in the works for UFC 219 in December.

Pennington will finally get her shot at Nunes and the belt at UFC 224.

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:39 am
by hawdrigoh
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Too bad, Cyborg-Nunes would be fun.

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:03 am
by bruins2012
Hogwash. They will fight in the summer.

:P

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:33 pm
by robdogj
IMHO Nunes realized that she has got Cyborg's attention & now has 2nd thoughts about fighting her. Nunes really needs to stay in her lane.

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:46 pm
by PBells
Cyborg likes to dick around these days so even if she was booked against Nunes at 224, she'd make some excuse about having a tough weight cut or UFC isn't paying her enough or what the fuck ever

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:02 pm
by abcd
philphan wrote:Amanda Nunes Headlines UFC 224, but Not Against Cris Cyborg


With Cyborg having fought three times in the past seven months, most recently at last week's UFC 222, asking her to return at UFC 224 on May 12 was a bridge too far. Though the UFC could have held off and made the bout for UFC 225 or UFC 226, they needed a suitable headliner for UFC 224 and Nunes had already agreed to fight Raquel Pennington on May 12, so it appears they are moving forward as originally planned. Pennington will finally get her shot at Nunes and the belt at UFC 224.

It seems cyborg is the one who.declined the fight but the ufc fucked up cus pennington might pull it off

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:03 pm
by deadzone
Cyborg ducked nunes! Complained about nunes not being in her weight class, like that's stopped her before. Chose to fight some bum a week ago instead.

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:35 pm
by EvilGorilla69+1
robdogj wrote:IMHO Nunes realized that she has got Cyborg's attention & now has 2nd thoughts about fighting her. Nunes really needs to stay in her lane.



that's what I think as well..

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:38 am
by kezzaman
Im ducking Cyborg, da bitch is crazy

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:22 pm
by robdogj
looks like Cyborg is preparing to face Nunes - check this shit out:

When talking to Ariel Helwani, Cyborg had this to say on The MMA Hour about a possible training camp for Amanda Nunes, “After Holly Holm, I contacted Valentina for she can help my camp with Amanda. and she is going to be part of my team when I fight Amanda Nunes”

Nunes fucked up now - she has gotten Cyborg's attention....Words from Cyborg

“When you call Cyborg out. You have to handle it”

You know Nunes is starting to run a bit faster now just like these guys from Rocknrolla

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:04 pm
by robdogj
Amanda signed a contract

The only problem it's for December - Cyborg wants to be fed a lil' bit sooner

I have to agree w/ Cyborg on this one - fight in Sept

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:18 am
by hawdrigoh
These are two of the most useless tier 4 human beings on the planet right now.

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:55 pm
by EvilGorilla69+1
hawdrigoh wrote:These are two of the most useless tier 4 human beings on the planet right now.



what do u mezn?

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:02 pm
by hawdrigoh
EvilGorilla69+1 wrote:
hawdrigoh wrote:These are two of the most useless tier 4 human beings on the planet right now.



what do u mezn?


I mean good fuck 'em.

Re: Nunes ducking Cyborg

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:52 pm
by DeceptaCon
hawdrigoh wrote:
EvilGorilla69+1 wrote:
hawdrigoh wrote:These are two of the most useless tier 4 human beings on the planet right now.



what do u mezn?


I mean good fuck 'em.


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