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Julianna Pena responds to Amanda Nunes damage declare following UFC 269 loss: “You gotta say no matter you gotta say”

Julianna Pena responds to Amanda Nunes damage declare following UFC 269 loss: “You gotta say no matter you gotta say”

Julianna Pena, Amanda Nunes, TUF

UFC ladies’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena doesn’t take care of Amanda Nunes revealing accidents following their combat final December.

At UFC 269, ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ confronted off towards ‘The Lioness’. Regardless of being a large underdog, Pena would spring one of many greatest upsets in UFC historical past. The 32-year-old submitted the long-reigning ladies’s bantamweight champion within the second spherical.

Following the loss, Amanda Nunes got here forth with claims that she was combating with an damage within the bout. In an interview with ESPN, the previous ladies’s bantamweight acknowledged:

“Each knees was, like, fairly unhealthy and I wasn’t capable of get well. Each time that I coaching, [I went] again house, and the following day I couldn’t even stroll. I wanted relaxation. I couldn’t flip, do all of the issues that I’ve to do, like do jiu jitsu that a lot, wrestling. Just about, I used to be doing solely arms, like putting or no matter I going to do for conditioning, I used solely my arms. In order that value me my belt.”

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Julianna Pena, Amanda Nunes
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Now, Julianna Pena has responded to Amanda Nunes’s damage claims. In an interview with KREM2, the 32-year-old famous that she’s by no means made excuses following a defeat. She additionally mentioned her purpose to show the doubters mistaken within the rematch subsequent month at UFC 277.

“I’ve had two knee surgical procedures, one on every knee, you realize, and I’ve by no means used me getting choked unconscious like ‘Oh, it was due to my knees,’ you realize what I imply? So that you gotta say no matter you may to inspire your self and to pump your self up, and to sleep at evening so as to say ‘Sure, it was my knees, and subsequent time I’m gonna get it achieved.’ So that you gotta say no matter you gotta say, and I perceive that.” (h/t SportsKeeda)

Julianna Pena continued, “Persons are nonetheless counting me out, individuals are nonetheless doubting me, individuals are nonetheless saying it’s a fluke and she or he had a nasty evening and this, that, and the opposite. They’ve each excuse within the e book for why I received. And so my entire premise behind eager to do the rematch was simply that I’m right here to remain, that that is my time and my period. The Amanda period is completed, it’s the Julianna Pena period now.”

This text appeared first on BJPENN.COM

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