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Muhammad slams ‘cocky’ Nunes after saying she might have completed Pena

Muhammad slams ‘cocky’ Nunes after saying she might have completed Pena

Belal Muhammad thinks the rematch between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena was a lot nearer than the scorecards indicated.

Nunes beat Pena in a lopsided determination victory within the UFC 277 major occasion at American Airways Middle in Dallas, Texas to reclaim her bantamweight title and regain double-champ standing.

Pena was bloodied and battered by the top of the struggle, with one choose scoring the bout 50-43 in favor of Nunes. Nonetheless, regardless of being dropped and virtually completed a number of occasions, ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ fought until the bitter finish and by no means stopped on the lookout for a solution to win.

Though Pena proved herself a worthy foe, Nunes tried to dismiss her opponent’s efforts by claiming that she chose not to finish Pena despite the fact that she might have. Nunes claims she didn’t end Pena to show their first struggle was a fluke.

Muhammad was outraged by Nune’s feedback and wish to remind ‘The Lioness’ that she left the sector on crutches after the struggle. He additionally claims Pena was near ending the struggle on a number of events and that Nunes resorted to takedowns within the later rounds as a result of Pena was getting the higher of her on the ft.

“There’s moments within the struggle the place Julianna might have gained that struggle,” Muhammad, who trains with Pena at Valle Stream Putting, stated on Instagram. “Amanda I felt like, is getting too cocky. She’s getting too smug saying, ‘I might have completed her within the first spherical if I needed to, however I needed to go 5 rounds, so I might present her who’s higher,’ blah, blah, blah. Get out of right here with that. You couldn’t end her.”

“I believe Amanda began taking her down within the third, fourth and fifth spherical as a result of she didn’t need to get caught once more on the ft. She is aware of that Julianna punches exhausting, her eye was very swollen, she was on crutches leaving. So, she was undoubtedly in a struggle. It wasn’t a dominating struggle like lots of people are making it out to be.”

Muhammad believes Pena deserves a rematch based mostly on the truth that she completed Nunes within the first struggle whereas the rematch went to a choice.

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“Julianna gained the primary struggle by end, Amanda Nunes didn’t,” he stated. “In order that’s why it deserves a trilogy struggle. You might say what the rating was: 50-44, 50-43, however that doesn’t speak about the entire struggle.”

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