Dana White Implies Only Nunes Can Be Defending Double Champion • MMA News

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When she chose up a TKO triumph over Holly Holm at UFC 239,

Amanda Nunes turned in her 4th effective bantamweight title defense. With 4 defenses under he belt, Nunes is now prepared to turn her attention to the featherweight department and make her very first effective defense at 145 versus a challenger both Nunes and UFC President Dana White settle on (Transcript through MMA Junkie):

“(Nunes) wants the Cyborg rematch,” White stated at the UFC 239 post-fight interview. “We’re down to make the Cyborg rematch. Cyborg always thinks that I’m being whatever to her or whatever. I’m not. I don’t blame Cyborg for not wanting this fight. I don’t blame her. I’m not trying to say anything about her. If she doesn’t want it, that’s fine. There’s always somebody else. (Nunes) has got both belts and she’s willing to defend them both. And she’s healthy.”

Cris Cyborg has actually regularly rejected White’s claims that she has actually denied a rematch with Amanda Nunes, however White’s bigger point appears to be that Nunes might be the only fighter who has actually shown that she has what it takes to protect and hold 2 belts concurrently:

” You people were asking me a million
times leading into the (Henry) Cejudo battle (at UFC 238) and other battles that
we’ve done this with,” White stated. “‘What if they have both belts and can’ t
protect them?’ And I’ll enter and I’ll state they have to quit one belt. We
provided the chance. We believed they might do it. Even when you take a look at
Cejudo … what he carried out in that 2nd round (versus Marlon Moraes), what he came
back from, boggled the mind. He got injured in that battle. He’s out now.

” … (Nunes is) battling all the
finest worldwide– damaging them. And she’s not injured. When I was strolling here, I simply saw her
avoiding down the corridor in the back. She’s in the
finest state of mind. This lady is difficult, male. She’s amazing– pound-for-pound, one
of the best of perpetuity. There will be someone next. If Cyborg does not
desire the battle, then there’s someone next.”

Daniel Cormier was able to protect both the light heavyweight and heavyweight title as soon as in 2018, however was required to give up the light heavyweight champion upon Jon Jones’s return at the end of the year.

Do you think Amanda Nunes is the
only double champion in UFC history who can possibly protect both titles long
term?

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