Amanda Nunes highlights when she'll give Cris Cyborg a title rematch

To some, the fact that Amanda Nunes dethroned Cris Cyborg with relative ease is still sinking in as the newest champ-champ in the UFC added the featherweight crown to her collection.

After dismantling Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and now Cyborg, the majority of UFC fans and even the media are in agreement that The Lioness is now the greatest female mixed martial artist in history.


That crown might have gone to Cyborg had she won, especially after a 13-year run of dominance but many would argue that a lack of competition puts her out of the equation.

Still, with a fellow Brazilian moving up in weight, not many would have guessed that a striking battle would end with Cyborg falling flat on her face.

Since the loss, Cyborg has remained humble in defeat but can’t be blamed for her calls of a rematch.

Dana White thinks the manner in which she lost doesn’t warrant for an immediate rematch, even though fans are quick to point out that Conor McGregor could receive one against Khabib Nurmagomedov and that Rousey herself got one after Holly Holm destroyed her in their bantamweight title fight.

However, Nunes is going to make Cyborg wait.

After admitting that Cyborg’s power isn’t as strong as many made out to be, she’s planning on making Cyborg wait two whole years before they can meet inside of the Octagon again.

It’s tricky, though, as Cyborg has one fight left on her UFC deal with it being rumoured that she could be on her way out.


According to MMA Fighting, she said: “She didn’t [hurt me] at all.

“Actually, when she connected the first time I saw that there was no power at all and I put my hands down, [and said] ‘I’m gonna go for it’. I don’t know if you see when I put my head down when she started punching me but I was more scared of the talk that she punches hard than exactly that she punched hard.

“You hear a lot that ‘She punches hard, she’s strong, she has knockout power!’ but when she landed, I moved my head because I was more scared of being hit than because the punch was strong.

“Cyborg doesn’t want to fight me if it takes more than a year to prepare, and right now, I don’t think she’s gonna want it because I’m gonna ask for two years to be ready for her again,” Nunes said.

“She said I wanted one year to be ready for her and she didn’t want to wait that much, she don’t wanna stay without fighting but right now I’m asking for two years for the rematch.”

This situation isn’t going to be brushed under the carpet soon, but with Nunes also the bantamweight queen, Cyborg may have no choice but to wait as she also plans on defending that title.

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