After punching Ronda Rousey in the face countless times before putting the finishing touches on her just 48 seconds into last month’s shootout, then figuratively kicking Rousey while she was down after UFC 207, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has some advice for Rousey if she decides to resume her fighting career.
Essentially, Nunes agrees with most of the MMA world that Rousey should ditch longtime coach Edmond Tarverdyan and join a legitimate MMA team that will offer countless studs to challenge her on a daily basis. Instead of being a very big fish in an extremely small pond, try being a small fish in a big pond in order to evolve.
“No [I wouldn’t tell her to quit],” Nunes stated on FOX 11 Morning News. “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.”
This is a different, far classier, stance than Nunes took after easily disposing of Rousey at UFC 207. “The Lioness” professed at the post-fight press conference that this loss was “it for her” and “for sure, she’s gonna retire.”
Oh, and let’s not forget about this tweet Nunes issued just minutes after blasting the “Rowdy” one:
— AmandaNunes (@Amanda_Leoa) December 31, 2016