Amanda Nunes Finally Takes High Road Following Ronda Rousey Victory

Written by Tom Ngo
February 1st, 2017

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A month after cementing her spot atop the UFC women’s bantamweight division, champion Amanda Nunes (pictured) appears to have finally hired a public relations manager. Or, she finally came to the realization herself that it was time to accept her new position of power with grace and humility.

After plastering former champ Ronda Rousey at UFC 207, Nunes said and did some not-so-classy things directed towards Rousey, the woman whose vast MMA accomplishments kicked in the cage door for not only Nunes, but two additional women’s divisions in the UFC.

Nunes stated things like “She’s done,” “Yes, for sure [Rousey’s overrated],” “I don’t know how Ronda Rousey went too far in this division,” “Honestly, I don’t understand why those girls lost to Ronda Rousey,” etc.

Oh, and let’s not forget about Nunes’ most unsportswomanlike conduct just minutes after destroying Rousey to successfully defend her title:

Thankfully for Nunes’ public perception, it appears all of her Rousey bashing days are over.

“Let me take a moment to explain myself,” Nunes posted on her verified Instagram account. “I was overwhelmed with adrenaline, emotion and hurt at the time. I held so much in during the weeks prior to my fight with Ronda. I might have said or posted some things at the time that I now realize was not the right thing to do. I want to apologize to Ronda. Her fans and mine and the UFC as well. Ronda is an amazing athlete and has done so much for this sport, especially for the women. #respect”

As the great Justin Bieber importantly inquired, “Is it too late now to say sorry?”

No, it’s not, Amanda. You may have taken the scenic route in getting to the high road, but props to you for finally getting there.

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