Do you see what you started, Conor McGregor?
Calling for big-money fights, contests outside of your division or the chance to become a dual title holder has been the story of 2016. And it’s carrying into the new year, and current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight titleholder, Amanda Nunes, wants in on it.
"Lioness" posted a challenge via Twitter, calling for the winner of the upcoming inaugural women’s Featherweight title fight between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie, which is set to headline UC 208 on Feb. 11, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York.
I'm ready to make wmma history.... I want the winner. @danawhite @ufc @seanshelby vamos Fazer historia no mundo quero lutar com quem ganhar. pic.twitter.com/VQXyp4SCaO— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) January 15, 2017
Nunes is fresh of a 48-second destruction of Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 on Dec. 30, 2016 (see it again here), which marked her first-ever title defense since claiming the title at UFC 200 by choking out Meisha Tate.
As for what’s more likely to happen for her next bout is a title defense against the winner of the upcoming bout between Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko, which is set to headline UFC on FOX 23 on Jan. 28, 2017 (details here).
Then again, UFC is all about the big fights, so could there be a possibility that Dana White and Co., give Nunes the chance to make women’s MMA history? After all, this potential title contender will likely be riding the pine for some time and there aren't a whole lot of other options at the moment.