UFC female bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is ready to setup a fight with featherweight belt holder Cris “Cyborg” Justino saying that a fight will go down if “if things go right.”
Nunes (15-4) says she hasn’t been offered a contract yet.
“We’ll see,” Nunes said in an interview with ESPN. “I don’t have anything yet — no contract, nothing. We’re waiting, but this is the goal. Definitely, the UFC is working on it.”
Nunes, who has fought big names such as Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Valentina Shevchenko, hasn’t fought since 2017 and is looking outside of her division to find her next big fight.
“I think everybody agrees with me, that I’m the best one in my division and nobody in this division is going to beat me,” Nunes, who hasn’t lost in 13 years, said.
“Nobody in my division is going to make a big fight. I think this is a perfect fight to happen.
Nunes said she consulted a nutritionist to look into the possibility of going down to the 125-pound flyweight limit.
“It was bad,” Nunes said. “Sometimes, making 135 for me is a little hard. I don’t have much fat left. I have to go down with muscles. Imagine if I go down to 125. The diet was, oh — something I don’t even want to talk about.
“I tried to do it for two days. After that, I can’t do it any longer. Two more months? Definitely not.”
“We’re going to negotiate the contract for sure,” Nunes said. “I think this is the biggest fight, and everybody has to win. I have to get mine. Cris has to get hers. UFC will be happy. This fight is going to be big.”
How she will gameplan for Cyborg will have to wait.
“I don’t even know. I haven’t signed the contract yet. Soon, I will have something to say about Cris’ style, when I sign the contract.”