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Nina Ansaroff Was Insulted By Claudia Gadelha’s Pre-UFC 231 Comments

December 9, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Nina Ansaroff

Nina Ansaroff spoke with MMAjunkie following her win over Claudia Gadelha at UFC 231. Highlights are below:

On Gadelha having predicted a win for herself before the fight because of ‘levels to this game’: “That was a little insulting to me because there are levels to this game. She couldn’t do anything with my striking once she knew I could get up after she took me down. She couldn’t take me down again after I got up in the second round, and I lit her up with my striking. So yeah, there are levels to this – and she couldn’t figure mine out.”

On nearly giving up after a two-fight losing streak: “It was four fights ago, I didn’t want to fight anymore and here I am – I just beat the No. 3 and I want someone better. It’s good. Whatever happens happens. I’m not pressuring myself like ‘I have to win this fight – it’s everything.’ Of course, everyone wants to win. I went into this fight like I went into every other of my last fights that I won. I trained really hard, I know what to expect from her, I’m going to put it all out there, and whatever happens happens. And it happened.”

On being Amanda Nunes’ fiancee: “People are always going to doubt me because they think I’m riding the train of Amanda Nunes. They didn’t know I was a talented fighter before I met Amanda. All the comments online, all the trolls, they’re like, ‘They’re only giving her a shot because of Amanda.’ I’ve been fighting since I was 6 years old. Now everyone’s going to see that.”