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Is Amanda Nunes next for Cris Cyborg?

Last night Julia Budd learned the difference between kickboxing gloves and MMA gloves as Amanda Nunes dropped her under 10 seconds into their fight. A couple mean looking hammerfists later and Julia Budd is out as a challenger to Cris Cyborg, and Amanda Nunes is in.

It’s hard to say Nunes doesn’t have enough experience at 6-1 to face Cyborg considering a lot of top women are coming up with similar records. Hell, Julia Budd was on the path to Cyborg and she was a 1-0 MMA noob. But there’s also the size issue – Nunes seems like the latest challenger perfectly capable of dropping to 135 after crashing up against the great wall of Cyborg.

Still, she’s got quick hands and knockout power plus some okay BJJ chops. Cyborg hasn’t fought since June where she stuffed her fist down Jan Finney’s throat and yanked out her uterus. She needs feeding. Nunes seems like the most likely source of sustenance. So why not, I guess?

  • FiveBoltMain

    At this point, it doesn’t matter who they put in front of Cyborg. People just want to see her fight.

  • lunatic

    would be nice to see the vid of that fight

  • lunatic
  • Rhufio

    She might be the best contender they have for Cyborg but if he can’t bulk up a bit she should just drop to 135 and fight Marloes/Kaufman.

    It’s sad that there aren’t more fighters in line to fight Cyborg but getting humiliated by the champ doesn’t help both Nunes’ career and wmma’s credibility.

  • Reem.Hadouken

    Cyborg could go down with some good hits.

  • Reem.Hadouken

    Chick MMA is lame unless they’re topless…………………… in that case it’s lame but at least we get to see titties.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Repositng this from the preview thread:

    Budd’s kicks are sick but her head movement, hands and defense are weak sauce.

    Maybe she needs some western knuckle boxin’ mixed in with her Thai boxing.

    And Nunes is pretty small for Cyborg, but I’m with Butters and just wanna see her fight. I don’t care who it’s against.

  • Simco

    Yeah, why not?
    It’s not as if WMMA has any sort of structure.

    ps. I’m in the picture posted for the article! Where has Esther posted her pics?

  • iamphoenix

    you are in the picture?

  • OpenPalmClosedMind

    Let’s face it if Jan Finney was a contender, anyone can fit the bill as far as the matchmakers are concerned. If they chose to put Cyborg against a girl with good hands, I call that a win for fans and WMMA.

  • Symbul

    The best option? Yeah, I guess.

    Appropriate option and it should happen? Fuck no.

  • Omomatta

    I’m sure Nunes would put up a good scrap until she hit the canvass..

  • Slappy san

    She’s just another fighter eating her way up. It’s not good since Cyborg is cutting like crazy to get down to 45. So she ends up dwarfing her opponents. The exception being Carano of course.

  • Gina’s boy toy

    Yes, but Cyborg will win.

  • iamphoenix

    i just want to see her boobs.

  • Slappy san

    She’s Brazillian. Can a candid on a nude beach be out of the question?

  • Bruno

    So that’s the case? Quite a reevltaion that is.

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