“Didn’t She Lose to Ronda Rousey?” – UFC Community Reacts to Amanda Nunes’ Startling Kayla Harrison Revelation

Published 05/18/2022, 3:30 PM EDT

Amanda Nunes is arguably one of the greatest female fighters to be a part of the UFC. Nunes is a former two-division champion and has battered almost everyone the UFC has put her against. She is the reigning UFC women’s featherweight champion. 

Recently, the fighter left her gym, American Top Team after PFL superstar Kayla Harrison joined the gym. There have been many talks about Harrison signing with the UFC. Many consider Harrison one of the best female fighters in the world right now. There are also talks of her signing with the UFC. If she does this, a bout against Nunes is inevitable. 


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Nunes revealed in an interview that Harrison’s move to ATT led her to leave the gym, where she trained for years. The news broke out on Twitter and fans had mixed opinions on the same. 

One user trolled Harrison in the comments section and felt she didn’t deserve a title bout against Nunes directly. he wrote,” Didn’t she lose to Ronda Rousey? She needs to hush and work her way back up to a title shot.”

One of the fight fans found it odd that Nunes, a former two-time champion, is leaving ATT because of another woman and questioned the same. He wrote, “Am I missing something? Did Nunez leave ATT because another woman was there? I feel like I am missing a key part of this story.”

Another user gave his thoughts on Amanda Nunes as a fighter and also hinted that Kayla Harrison could shake her GOAT status if they fight at the UFC.

One user wrote, “I wonder if Nunes would have stayed with ATT if she knew that Kayla wasn’t going to sign with the UFC.”

Another user predicted the outcome if Amanda Nunes fought Kayla Harrison.

Julianna Pena calls Amanda Nunes “high maintenance”

Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes are one of the biggest rivals in the UFC right now. The promotion chose the two as hosts for the upcoming The Ultimate Fighter’s 30th season. Ahead of the launch of the show, Pena slammed the former double champion as ‘high maintenance.’


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She wrote, “She’s a little bit more high maintenance than I had originally thought. I really thought that I was high maintenance… Then I experienced the things that Amanda was doing…Nothing is really going to phase me too much in terms of being more high maintenance or not, but that was one thing that surprised me about her.”

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

Edited By: Paras Pande