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Cris Cyborg Claims Amanda Nunes Is A Traitor For Letting Colby Covington Insult Brazilians

September 19, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Fansided, Cris Cyborg claimed that Amanda Nunes is a traitor for allowing her teammate Colby Covington to insult Brazilian people, including calling them “filthy animals.” Here are highlights:

On her dislike of Amanda Nunes: “‘Creonte’ is a Brazilian word that means traitor. I think it’s embarrassing that the UFC made Amanda the first female Brazilian champion and instead of representing Brazil when she fights, she calls herself American Top Team. She disrespects Brazilian MMA fans every time she walks into the cage as a part of American Top Team.”

On why she’s a traitor: “This is the same gym as Colby Covington. He disrespected Brazil so badly that the UFC was worried they didn’t have enough security to keep him safe and had to move his fight against [Rafael dos Anjos] to the USA instead of Brazil. Yet Nunes goes into the gym every day to train alongside Colby Covington and even shares the same coaches. Where I’m from in Brazil this would never happen. Imagine Chael Sonnen walking into Chute Boxe and training with Wanderlei Silva, Anderson Silva, or any of the coaches. Do you think they would have let him train after all the things he said about Brazil? No. They would have defended Brazil’s honor. Amanda doesn’t have that same respect for Brazil.”

On if a win would make Nunes the best of all time: “Nunes is telling everyone if she beats me she is the greatest of all time, but does she think Everyone forgot about her four losses? She quit on herself against [Cat] Zingano. Everyone knows Amanda doesn’t want to fight Cat again. To be the greatest of all time you can’t be afraid of fighting someone you’ve already lost to. I’ve asked for a rematch against Erica Paes many times but she won’t give me one. I still want another Muay Thai fight against Jorina Baars, but the moment you say Cat’s name to Nunes she gets quiet as a mouse.”

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