White Calls Nunes The Best Ever
After stopping Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, Amanda Nunes has solidified herself as one of, if not the greatest female fighter of all time when she earned a knockout loss to Cris Cyborg.
Not only did Nunes hand Cyborg her first loss in 13 years and hand Cyborg her first knockout loss, but she’s also become the first woman to hold two titles simultaneously in UFC history.
“She’s the best ever. How can you deny it? You can’t deny that she’s the best ever. That’s what this fight was for,” White said at the UFC 232 post-fight press conference. “This fight was to find out. But if you look at her resume and who she beat, she’s the best ever. Nobody can dispute that. You can try, you can say some stupid shit, but she’s the best ever.”
White lauded Nunes’ fight against Cyborg at UFC 232, as the American Top Team fighter joined Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor as the only duel champion’s in UFC history.
“The roof came off that place when that fight ended,” White said. “It was as exciting a fight as you’ll ever see and what makes it even bigger are the stakes. You have two of the baddest women fighting to see who the baddest is.
“Both world champions in two different weight classes and they come out and start bombing like that. There’s nothing more fun. You couldn’t ask for anything better and that type of a fight with what was at stake.”
“I said it for a long time now and leading up to this fight, this is the fight that had to happen. This fight had to happen,” White said of the long wait for the two to face off. “It was the fight to make and this is the type of fight that builds legacies and you have find out who is the best in the world. We were able to do that tonight and it was an incredible fight and look at Amanda Nunes.
“You think Amanda Nunes isn’t going to be a star after this? I f*cking guarantee it. I promise you that. The place went crazy for her and I don’t know what’s next. Tuesday, we’ll be back in the office and we’ll have a meeting and we’ll figure out what’s next for her.”
Quotes Transcribed by MMA Fighting