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Julianna Pena mocks Amanda Nunes after UFC 289 retirement: ‘I scared you so bad’

That was quick.

Amanda Nunes absolutely dominated Irene Aldana at UFC 289 last night (Sat., Jun. 10, 2023), defeating her via unanimous decision from inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. After the mauling, Nunes retired from mixed martial arts (MMA), boasting a 23-5 record and holding both women’s Featherweight and Bantamweight belts (watch her speech).

Literally minutes after Nunes’ dominant win, former foe, Julianna Pena, mocked her retirement via social media.

“I scared you so bad into retirement,” Pena wrote. “Personally, Congratulations. Professionally, wtf was that?”

The former Bantamweight champion followed that tweet with, "Canadians don’t boo, they just walked out quietly before The fight was over #ufc289 #snoozefest #terrible #stinker #ducking.”

Pena and Nunes were originally scheduled to fight for the third time at UFC 289; however, Pena pulled out with a broken rib. The pair of fighters are 1-1 with each other, with “The Venezuelan Vixen” upsetting Nunes at UFC 269 via second round submission (watch it). “The Lioness” exacted revenge seven months later at UFC 277, battering Pena to a bloody pulp en route to a unanimous decision victory (highlights here).

Both fighters fired shots during UFC 289 fight week, with Nunes claiming she couldn’t retire at UFC 269 and leave her foe with the belt and Pena responding with the “champ-champ” should be thankful that she is relevant again.

For complete UFC 289 results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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