Current UFC bantamweight title holder Amanda Nunes has labelled former champ Ronda Rousey as ‘weak’ just two months out from their championship clash at UFC 207.
Rounding off an incredible year in 2016, both inside and outside the Octagon, Rousey gets an immediate title shot upon her return to the cage against Nunes, when the two meet on December 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rousey is coming off one of the most talked about and replayed defeats in MMA history. Last November, in Melbourne, Australia, at UFC 193 she was spectacularly knocked out by Holly Holm, who dominated Rousey in the standing exchanges, ending the fight with left high head kick. Rouse was left out cold on the canvas and the finish would become a viral sensation.
Following the loss, Rousey refused to provide any post fight interviews and in the months that followed became very distant from both MMA and mainstream media only making the odd appearance on ‘Ellen’ in America. Speaking to Combate, Nunes described Rousey’s demeanour following the loss to Holm as a sign of weakness.
“I’m not there, I can’t talk about what I don’t see, but if we observe the way she reacted after her loss, she surely has a weak mind,” said Nunes.
“She’s a weak person, she showed it after her loss. But I don’t care, I’ll still act like I’m facing the best Ronda ever. I don’t think about that. MMA is always a surprise. You can blink and the fight is over. I’ll fight her as if she fought yesterday.”
Since the fight announcement Rousey has yet to conduct a formal interview, instead taking to social media and using the hashtag #FearTheReturn.