Amanda Nunes, the reigning UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion, has opened up about her loss to Julianna Pena at UFC 269 on December 11, 2021. In a recent interview, Nunes shared how the loss has made her a better fighter and how she plans to come back stronger in the future. The defeat marked her first loss in more than six years, and only the second loss in her UFC career.
Nunes Reflects on Loss to Pena
During the interview, Nunes spoke about what went wrong in the fight and how she plans to learn from the experience. “I didn’t fight my fight, I didn’t do anything that I trained,” she said. “I got emotional out there, and I didn’t listen to my coaches. I didn’t do anything that I was supposed to do.” Despite the disappointing outcome, Nunes remains positive, acknowledging that setbacks can lead to growth and improvement. “I’m going to learn a lot from this,” she added. “I’m going to fix everything I have to fix. I’m going to come back stronger.”
Path to Redemption
Nunes is eager to avenge her loss and is determined to reclaim her bantamweight title. The Brazilian fighter is already back in training and is focused on making the necessary adjustments to her game plan. “Now it’s time to go back to the drawing board, fix everything, and come back stronger,” she said. “I promise you guys, I will get my belt back.” With a record of 21 wins and 5 losses, Nunes has proven time and again that she is a force to be reckoned with in the UFC. She remains confident in her abilities and has the full support of her team, family, and fans as she works towards her goal of regaining the championship.
In the meantime, Nunes will continue to hold the featherweight title and has expressed her gratitude for the support she has received from the UFC community. As she moves forward from the loss, Nunes is focused on her personal growth and development as a fighter, and is eager to showcase her improvements in future bouts. With her unwavering determination and dedication, there is no doubt that Amanda Nunes will be a formidable contender in her pursuit of redemption.