UFC featherweight and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, widely-regarded as the most effective feminine pound-for-pound fighter in MMA, has challenged Kim Kardashian after feedback made by the president of the group Dana White.
Staunchly in opposition to such spectacles, and goaded by one of many YouTuber Paul siblings, Jake, over fighter pay, White was talking on celebrity boxing after Logan took on Floyd Mayweather on the weekend.
“If you’ve got people that are stupid enough to spend that kind of money, then they deserve to take those dummies’ money,” White commented to Farah Hannoun on UFC Arabia this week.
“Those guys who went out and fought and got you to pay 50 bucks, they deserve your money.”
White on Mayweather/Paul: “Imagine if Kim Kardashian wanted to fight Amanda Nunes… There’s always going to be a market for those type of fights and if you can pull em off and get people to pay 50 bucks for them, good for you! It’s not what I do.”https://t.co/rk4yQid8topic.twitter.com/AZmfnq3c2f
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) June 8, 2021
Then dreaming up his personal match, White contemplated: “Imagine if Kim Kardashian wanted to fight Amanda Nunes.
“How large do you suppose that battle can be? It’d be enormous!,” he claimed.
“There’s all the time going to be a marketplace for that form of stuff, there’s all the time going to be individuals which might be keen to place down 50 bucks for that.
“[But] it’s just so far from what I do.”
A very good sport as all the time, although, Nunes caught wind of the pinnacle honcho’s remarks and took to Twitter.
Sharing a screenshot of an Instagram put up with White’s phrases and an image of every lady, she tagged Kardashian and requested “Hey Kim Kardashian let’s do this? lol.”
And whereas the socialite can be silly to get in a hoop or octagon with the Brazilian, who’s 21-Four and on a 12-fight win streak of which seven victories ended within the first spherical, she engaged in celebrity boxing lengthy earlier than it was a factor.
In 2009, she competed on the Kardashian Charity Knockout but in missing any semblance of combating expertise couldn’t pull off the win in opposition to Tamara Frapasella.
As social media customers have been amused by Kardashian’s potential match if ‘The Lioness’ obtained her mitts on the reality star present, different events have been much less impressed.
Popping up within the replies, Bellator featherweight champion Cris Cyborg commented: “I know a fight that the fans want”.
This is a reference to a possible rematch between the 2 compatriots, after Nunes dispatched the two-time jiu-jitsu world champion at UFC 232 in December 2018 and relieved her of the 145 lb strap through a brutal first spherical knockout.
Eu conheço uma luta que os fãs querem …
— @CrisCyborg.Com (@criscyborg) June 8, 2021
With each ladies now signed to completely different promotions, a Nunes-Kardashian bout is arguably simpler to make than a second assembly between the 2 elite fighters, whereas Kayla Harrison may additionally emerge from the PFL to signal with both championship and supply a tricky problem to their supremacy.
Until then, Nunes is concentrated on Julianna Pena in August and defending her bantamweight crown in opposition to a foe who she commented on just a few days in the past.
“All my opponents, it’s the same thing,” Nunes started, of loudmouth predictions from ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’.
“Since I get this belt, they say the same thing. None of them has been able to stop me. She’s going to be the next. She’s not going to stop me with her wrestling. I promise you.
“We’re going to do [the] interview once more like, ‘I instructed you. She’s not stopping me.’ I’ll defend [my title], and I’ll take her down, and I’ll end her on the ground.
“She’s good with her wrestling, but also she has a lot of holes. The girls that I finish submit her. Valentina [Shevchenko] and Germaine [de Randamie]—two strikers—submitted her. So she has a lot of holes. I will do the same,” Nunes vowed.
Previously seeming destined for retirement after clearing out two divisions, Nunes has been reinvigorated by the start of her daughter Reagan and has a brand new perspective on combating and life in wishing to maintain going till the infant woman is sufficiently old to kind reminiscences of her mom’s feats.
“I feel like nobody can stop me – especially with my kid right now,” Nunes acknowledged.
“I keep focused, and she really gives me another run. I want to have a lot of memories with her in the cage.
“This battle goes to be one other nice second to have some footage and have her there, and I hope she likes [them] when she grows up.
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— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) May 30, 2021
“Definitely I want her to be able to understand it and cheer for me. I’m going to go as long as possible, until my body tells me to stop. I feel very healthy, and I’m going to hang out here as long as possible.”
“I’m going to defend this belt as long as possible,” Nunes confirmed.
“Whatever [the] UFC want to do, I’m going to be there, ready to defend the belt. Whoever steps in front of me, I’m going to take it.”