UFC 200: Miesha Tate Argues Amanda Nunes “Tends to Break” Under Pressure
By FCF Staff
Amanda Nunes has won three straight fights, and has gone 5-1 in UFC action, but Miesha Tate questions whether the bantamweight can handle adversity.
Nunes has been tapped to challenge the bantamweight champ this Saturday at UFC 200, following her decision win over Valentina Shevchenko in March. Recently the UFC held a media luncheon to promote the July 9th card, and here is some of what Tate had to say about the challenger (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I don’t think that Amanda really likes to get hit,” Tate said. “I think she thinks she likes to get it, but I don’t think she does. I think she likes to be delivering. And if she’s winning, it’s great. But when she’s not, when she’s put in that spot of adversity, she tends to break. I don’t even know if it’s so much a question of cardio as it is like, how bad does she really want it? So I think there will come a point in the fight where that becomes a question in her mind and it won’t be a question in my mind. Wherever we are — whether we’re on the feet or on the ground — I’m just gonna take it to her.”
Tate, meanwhile, will be fighting for the first time since she choked out Holly Holm in March to become champ.
UFC 200 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.