Amanda Nunes Says Cat Zingano is the Fight She's Been Waiting For
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.14.2014
It's all going to plan...
Amanda Nunes and her coach Charles McCarthy spoke with MMAjunkie about Nunes' fight with Cat Zingano at UFC 178. Check out the highlights:
Nunes on the fight with Zingano: "I've been waiting for this fight. I always put in my Twitter, tagging (UFC matchmaker) Sean Shelby and (UFC President) Dana White all the time, saying I want this fight. I need a fight like this to prove I'm ready for the title shot. Then I got the call that it happened, and thank God."
McCarthy on getting the fight: "When I started working with her, the things she told me were most important to her were fighting Ronda Rousey and being a world champion. We started to look at, what's going to be the fight that helps her get there?...I reached out to the UFC, they were happy about that Cat Zingano matchup, and it worked out for us. The timing is absolutely perfect."
Nunes on how the fight will play out: "I think the first minute she'll come to strike, and then when she sees I'm better standing up she'll try to take me down."
McCarthy on how the fight will play out: "I think Cat's going to get hit in the face a few times and she's going to try to take Amanda down. I feel very confident that she'll get TKO'd in the second round."
Nunes on a potential title shot: "I think for sure, 100 percent, I beat Ronda Rousey after this fight with Cat. We wait for these moments. You can show that you're prepared for the title only if you get these very big opportunities. I'm ready."