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  1. Me&MrJones Silver Belt

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    Dana White: Amanda Nunes has been ‘dropping guys’ in training camp

    This Saturday, fans might see the most dangerous version of “The Lioness” yet.

    UFC President Dana White told Jim Rome that he’s heard from Amanda Nunes’ camp that the two-division champion has been doing damage to her training partners ahead of her featherweight title defense against Megan Anderson at UFC 259.

    This is Nunes’ first fight since she and wife Nina Ansaroff became parents this past September and motherhood appears to be bringing out the best in her as she’s apparently been getting the best of her American Top Team teammates, whether she’s trading shots with women or men.

    “She’s one of my all-time favorites,” White said of Nunes. “She doesn’t care who she’s fighting, she’ll fight anybody. One of the sweetest people that you’ll ever meet, very, very easy to deal with, but once she steps inside the octagon, she’s an absolute savage.

    “What’s scary about her right now is Dan Lambert, the guy that runs her team, is saying he doesn’t understand why but she looks better than she’s ever looked in this camp, and she was dropping guys in camp. So this is gonna be interesting.”

    While those sparring sessions take place behind closed doors, Nunes’ octagon appearances already paint a picture of sheer dominance. Nunes hasn’t lost since September 2014 and she’s won eight straight championship fights competing at both 135 and 145 pounds. Four of her championship challengers have failed to make it out of the first round.

    In Anderson, Nunes has a featherweight opponent with an equally impressive finishing right. As much as White praised Nunes, he also cautioned not to overlook Anderson, a former Invicta FC champion.

    “I think [Nunes is] the greatest female fighter of all time,” White said. “Personally, I love her. She’s a great human being. She’s the only one that’s held on to two titles and consistently defended both titles.

    “She’s defending her 145-pound title against Megan Anderson, who nine of her 11 wins have come by way of finish. [Anderson has] got six knockouts, three submissions—You’ll have some girls that are very talented, very technical, but don’t have that power to knock out another woman. Both of these women have unbelievable power and they can both knock each other out, which makes this fight a very, very awesome fight.”

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/3/...nunes-has-been-dropping-guys-in-training-camp

    No more panickwrassle from the Champ I guess.
     
  2. Askren’s chin Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Dana we know what happened last time this type of hyping of a wmma fighter happened

    learn from history or you’ll be doomed to repeat it you goof
     
  3. Heisenboom Derpjitsu Platinum Member

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    Dammit. Here comes the Dana "greatest fighter" curse...
     
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    Dad strength
     
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    There's literally guys in the ufc who says she hits like a guy.
    I wish I had the video
     
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    She was knocking out boxing world champions with body shots - Coach Mike Brown
     
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    Only if Joe Cries!
     
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    She can absolutely drop male fighters if they let her use them as heavybags. Which happens alot in sparring. The fighter who's scheduled for a big fight must get the timing and confidence down by beating the shit out of some poor sap.

    Like Lobov was to Conor
     
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    "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!"

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    the same thing was said IIRC before the Holm fight, it’s akin to the Honda kiss of death... Put the house on Meegan Anderson,
     
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    Except amanda can throw a punch
     
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    Gee...didn't Dana say the same thing about Rousey?
     
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    I'm so sick of hearing this stuff she is not going to win this fight
     
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    Waiting for the "one ever" tweet and her career is over.

    <30>
     
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    I'd say bet the house on Megan, except Nunes can actually throw some force behind them hands.

    I don't believe Dana's hyperbole but whatever at least he's finally promoting his fighters.
     
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    Promoter gonna promote
     
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    Good fighter but her super strong accent is very annoying, specially because she talks so damn loud.
     

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