After knocking out Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds flat at last month’s UFC 207 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UF)C women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes declared "Rowdy’s" combat sports career to be over.
Fast forward to present day and "Lioness" is changing her tune, saying that Rousey does have the ability to mount a successful comeback as long as she makes some much-needed changes.
And she should know, as the Brazilian champion came back stronger than ever after getting beat down by Cat Zingano in 2014, storming back to win five in a row and become the women’s bantamweight champion.
"Make some changes, adjust. The passion in her life, the family has to be with her. The base is very important. Make some changes in her camp, move to another gym and come back strong."
A change of scenery seems to be the common theme when dishing out advice tor Ronda.
Going back to her big win, Nunes says if Rousey hadn’t let her ego get in the way, the bout would have probably been more competitive. But since she decided to stand-and-bang, it was all she wrote.
"I think it was ego. I knew she was gonna try to strike with me and I think that was the completely wrong strategy to fight a girl like me," said Amanda. "When I landed I saw, in that moment I saw in her eyes she was done. That [first punch] was the moment that I saw something. Like scared; scared if I connect the other hand because it was the jab."
As for what’s next for the 135-pound champion, she wants a chance to make Conor McGregor-like history by becoming a dual champion, as she called for the winner of the upcoming featherweight title fight between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie, which is set to go down at UFC 208 on Feb. 11, 2017 in Brooklyn , New York.