Conor McGregor compared Amanda Nunes vs. Juliana Pena II to his fight with Nate Diaz.
At UFC 277 last night, Amanda Nunes won her bantamweight title by defeating Julianna Pea through decision, giving the audience one of the best women’s bantamweight title fights ever. Even though Nunes had the upper hand, Pena’s sheer tenacity and toughness caused a stir in the MMA world. In a post-fight review, McGregor couldn’t help but make analogies to his well-known clashes with Nate Diaz.
Conor McGregor likens Nunes vs. Pena II to his Nate Diaz bout
“Fight number one, the highly touted, the goat of the sport, me and Amanda Nunes’ sheer toughness and willingness to fight and caught off guard, eats a couple of shots, gives a couple of shots, then eats a couple of shots, then the tide turns and then gets choked.”
“And now the return, a rematch. You know, confidence on the other side, tenacity, toughness, all that’s still there. More focused work on Amanda Nunes’ side and my side […] And then the fight goes exact same way in the second fight. Dropped multiple times. Just better prepared. Cracks the shots and gets the drop multiple times, but then the toughness is still there, is still in Amanda’s face, still in my face. Some fights, they’re iconic mixed martial arts bouts that we’re all lucky to witness.”
Transcription courtesy of LowKickMMA