Could we get the female version of Floyd Mayweather vs Connor McGregor?
Recently, undisputed women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields clarified to 3kingsboxing.com she believes she would put UFC lightweight champion Amanda Nunes to sleep if they ever fought.
However it’s not a fight she’s actively seeking. Although, she did say if the opportunity was presented, and it made sense, she would do it. UFC president Dana White doesn’t seem to opposed to the idea.
“Amanda Nunes has things that she needs to do here [in the UFC] first, but I’m not opposed to it. Maybe Claressa comes over here and fight in MMA.”
While Nunes is 5’8, she’s significantly smaller than Shields in terms of weight. She has fought as low as bantamweight (126 pounds) and as high featherweight (145 pounds) in the UFC.
Shields, on the other hand, is a former 168 pound unified champion. She’ll be dropping to the lowest weight of career when she takes on Ivana Habazin in October. The fight will be contested at 154 pounds.
Nunes is known for her tremendous punching power; having stopped the likes of Rhonda Rousey, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm. Shields also made it clear to us that she wouldn’t have the success in MMA because she couldn’t wrestle, but said she could learn because she has youth on her side.
One thing for sure is the fight would be very intriguing, to say the least.
By: Jerrell Fletcher