Nunes: Rousey’s striking not very good, got lucky vs. Alexis Davis

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Amanda Nunes is undefeated in the UFC, with wins over Sheila Gaff and Germaine De Randamie. Nunes fights Cat Zingano at UFC 178 on Sept. 27, in a fight where the winner may well get a title shot vs. women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

“This is the main thing: After this fight I think the UFC will give me the opportunity,” said Nunes to Damon Martin for FOX Sports. “After I beat Cat Zingano in this fight, I want to prove in this fight that I'm ready for Ronda.”

And Nunes says she is not impressed with Rousey.

“Her striking's not very good,” conceded Nunes, briefly. “She knocked Alexis Davis out because she was lucky. I think she's very good with her Judo throws and everything, but I'm ready for that. After this fight for sure I'll start training for Ronda. If she comes to strike or if she goes on the ground, I can beat Ronda, too.”

“I think keeping distance from her and don't give her the opportunity to grab you.  If you punch her very hard, she'll give up. Move back and forth and throw a punch. By the end of the second round, she won't have enough to keep it going and that's my strategy and I'll beat Ronda Rousey.”