Amanda Nunes’ Coach is Certain That She’ll Fight Cris Cyborg

January 8, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Amanda Nunes’ coach is very sure that Nunes will fight Cris Cyborg, saying it’s “1000% going to happen.” Conan Silveira spoke with MMAjunkie about the fight, with highlights below:

On the fight’s value: “People want to see it. I think they have the best opportunity to leave their marks on history.”

On the fight likely taking place at 145 pounds: “I believe for the weight division, Amanda is going to be extremely well-prepared. She’s not going to have to make the weight. She’s probably going to be strong in that division. I do believe the compensation (for) the strength that comes from Cyborg definitely will be the tools that Amanda has on her side. I think it’s the perfect fight. It’s a perfect match. It’s a champions fight – it’s something we don’t see happen often.”

On the likelihood of the fight: “I think it’s not 100 percent, but 1,000 percent going to happen. I think it’s something everybody wants to see, even the ones that think they’re going to lose something. I just think it’s a champions fight. I think they need to have that fight. It’s a big push for MMA in general, females and males. People want to see it. I think they have the best opportunity to leave their marks on history. I believe that when you fight and you get to be a contender, it’s really hard. When you win and you become a champion, it’s even harder than that. But when you have a chance to leave your name in history, I think you have to do it. It’s something that’s good for everybody. If Cyborg was an American Top Team fighter, yeah, it really doesn’t make any sense. But still, I think the chance of what’s going to come from the fight is something only a few people have to do in life.”