Dana White: Amanda Nunes is not that hungry savage she was

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Dana White: Amanda Nunes is not that hungry savage she was

One of the bigger MMA surprises was given to us by Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes, at the end of last year. Amanda Nunes ’string of 12 consecutive wins was abruptly interrupted by a convincing defeat by Julianne Pena.

Pena thus became the new UFC bantamweight champion, and the former champion ended with a "submission" in the second round of the fight. Amanda will have a chance to get revenge on Penny on July 30 (the seventh month), but if she appears in the edition she provided last time, she will have nothing to look for in that fight.

Nunes has probably never looked worse inside a UFC cage, and Dana White said that Nunes probably lacks the motivation she once had. “The question is, for Amanda – and this is what happens to all fighters – you know the big narrative we don’t pay anybody? Amanda’s rich,” White said “Amanda is a multi-millionaire who is now at a completely different financial status.

She has a baby now. Her life – she is not that hungry savage she was when she started to take this run at becoming a world champion. A lot of that factors in”. White explained, then looked back at Pena, who has just become a champion and is starting to enjoy those fruits.

“And now Julianna’s at a place where she beat her, Julianna’s starting to see a lot of the things that come along with being the world champion now – financially, popularity as you get out in the world,” White continued.

“That belt is the key that opens a lot of doors. So I’m sure she wants to get to that Amanda Nunes level, financially and everything else. All that stuff factors into the fight, and those are all questions I can’t answer”.

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White revealed that Nunes does not like Pena.

This could be a factor that will further motivate Nunes, as finances and popularity are not something that Nunes is struggling with right now. She had secured that long ago.

“I haven’t seen it, but I do know she does not like Julianna,” White continued. “She thinks Julianna has a big mouth and all that other stuff. For her, that would have to be her motivation is to beat Julianna because she doesn’t like her – because for all the other reasons, Amanda doesn’t need to win the fight”.