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After pulling off what many thought was a near-impossible feat to close out 2018, Amanda Nunes apparently was faced with another tough task recently.
Nunes (17-4 MMA, 10-1 UFC), the UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion, went up 10 pounds to challenge featherweight champ Cris Cyborg (20-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) for her belt in the UFC 232 co-main event. And despite solid odds against her, she handed Cyborg her first loss since 2005 – with a convincing knockout in less than a minute.
That made Nunes just the third fighter in UFC history to hold two belts at the same time after Conor McGregor did it in 2016 and Daniel Cormier pulled off the two-fer earlier in 2018.
But going up 10 pounds seems to have had an effect on Nunes’ wardrobe. Today, she posted a video on her Twitter account showing her trying to get into a pair of jeans presumably better suited for her bantamweight days. With the video, she posted a brief bit of commentary:
“145 never again,” Nunes wrote on Twitter.
It’s hard to say just how serious Nunes is being with the post, but it’s not every day a fighter lets the MMA world into her closet to show that the struggle is real. Fighters: They’re just like us!
UFC 232 took place Dec. 29 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
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