Amanda Nunes reveals injures before UFC 269
By FCF Staff
In an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Amanda Nunes reveals she suffered injures to both knees before her UFC 269 loss to Julianna Pena. Nunes goes on to say that her injures forced her to only focus on upper body based training, which meant she was only able to train boxing in the lead up to her bout.
“I couldn’t do much jiu-jitsu, wrestling,” Nunes said. “I felt it in my warmup on fight night. My body and especially my arms. Everything in that camp was arms. I was only doing boxing. Everything I only did upper body. When I was warming up I was like, ‘That’s not how my body is.’ I’ve been in this game a long time. Five years with the belt, five years without. My body has never felt like that.”
Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena are set for a rematch after this upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter that is set to premiere May 3rd on ESPN+.