At this stage of the game, only the most stubborn haters refuse to recognize Amanda Nunes as the greatest women’s fighter in MMA history.
Not only does she hold the UFC’s featherweight and bantamweight belt, but her first-round TKO victory over Holly Holm at UFC 239 added yet another former world champion to the list of her victims.
The question, then, is who deserves the No. 2 spot on the list? All three competitors in Monday’s Daily Debate Twitter poll – Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, and Valentina Shevchenko – have done great things in the sport. They’ve also all lost to Nunes.
As it turns out, both Cyborg and Shevchenko, the latter the current UFC flyweight champ, had large groups of support.
But perhaps Cyborg’s body of work gave her the nod. She was, after all, featherweight champ in Strikeforce, Invicta, and the UFC, and she went 13 years without a loss before Nunes beat her at UFC 232.
Rousey was a distant third. While she’s undeniably the pioneer who blazed the path for those who followed, it appears fans don’t believe her body of work in the cage measures up with the A-list anymore.
The results (via Twitter):
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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