‘I May Not Have Birthed My Daughter’ – Amanda Nunes Finally Responds to Julianna Pena’s Recent Comments With a Scathing Message

Published 12/20/2021, 10:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 06: Amanda Nunes of Brazil prepares to fight Felicia Spencer in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 250 event at UFC APEX on June 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Recently, Julianna Pena defeated Amanda Nunes at UFC 269 to become the UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Notably, Pena is the first woman to defeat ‘The Lioness’ since 2015, breaking her 12 fight win streak. However, the rivalry is far from over, and to add fuel to the fire, Nunes has finally replied to Pena’s ‘Mom Champ’ remarks.

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Certainly, Amanda Nunes did not take Pena’s comments in good taste. As she posted a photo of herself holding her daughter and penned down a response for Pena in its caption. “I may not have birthed my Daughter. If I wanted to I could have. I chose to watch from the outside. After going through the IVF procedure with Nina.”

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“It was truly heartbreaking to see many women break down in the waiting room knowing they would never be able to carry their own and have to take another direction. This does not make these woman any less of a MOM than Nina or I. As a MOM champion as well, I feel this needed to be said.” 

‘The Lioness’ also tagged Julianna Pena on the post and asserted that she is a ‘MOM’ champ as well.

Amanda Nunes and Julianna Peña’s ‘Mom Champ’ controversy

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‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ met ‘The Lioness’ in the octagon at the co-main event of UFC’s last pay-per-view of the year-UFC 269. After her thrilling victory over the double champ, Pena met reporters in the post-fight press conference of the event where she made her ‘Mom Champ’ remarks.

“The UFC absolutely needs to create a new belt for me It needs to be ‘The Baddest Mom on the Planet,’ Peña said during the UFC 269 post-fight press conference. “And you know, I’m not trying to take away anything from Amanda. She’s a wonderful mother. But I gave birth to my daughter, and I know that I feel like, for giving birth, I am the first mom champ.” Pena replied to a question from a reporter asking her if the UFC should make a new belt for her.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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