After Amanda Nunes stormed through Ronda Rousey last month, she argued it’s time for the MMA world to forget about the star, but now the champ’s telling “Rowdy” a successful return is possible.
Nunes needed less than a minute to finish Rousey at UFC 207, which was the first time the latter was fighting, since she was KO’d by Holly Holm. Following the one sided fight, Nunes predicted Rousey would retire. She also reported she couldn’t understand how anyone had lost to the former bantamweight champ.
Well, recently Nunes appeared on the FOX 11 Los Angeles set, and the Brazilian fighter offered some words of encouragement and advice to Rousey. Here is some of what the “Lioness” had to say (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I already passed this moment in my career. It’s harder to lose but if you be strong, you’ll be able to come back like I did. 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.”
Nunes has been defeated four times in her MMA career, and in 2014, she was stopped by Cat Zingano. So, clearly she made some effective changes and is now the UFC’s champ.
Of course, Nunes isn’t the only person to come forward and argue that Rousey should change up her team. It remains to be seen, however, whether Rousey’s going to fight again. When you consider Rousey’s athletic and grappling abilities, it would be silly to completely rule her out as a contender, if she decides to focus on nothing but MMA and goes to a super gym.