UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes have been negotiating a possible super fight for some time now. With that in mind, former women’s bantamweight title holder Miesha Tate has since come forward with her thoughts on the matter.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, Miesha Tate revealed that she believes her former opponent may be able to defeat Cris Cyborg.
“I think Amanda could be the one to beat Cyborg. The reason that I say that is because I’ve been hit by Amanda. I’ve never been hit by Cyborg, and I’m sure she hits like a truck, but I can definitely attest to the power that Amanda has and she’s deceptively lengthy.
“She’s very long. You think you’re out of her range and you’re not. She’s someone who could actually probably hurt Cyborg.”
“Cyborg, I don’t think has ever really had to respect the power that another woman possesses standing across from her. Or least she never seems to have. With Amanda, that’s different. She needs to respect the power of Amanda, because if she goes in there and walks in straight like she does most other girls, she could really get hurt. With that being said, Amanda is a 135-er. She’s smaller.
“Cyborg is the woman to beat. I think odds are still in Cyborg’s favor, but Amanda does possess the ability to hurt and stop Cyborg. I think she has the ability to hurt and stop a lot of men. So, with that being said, I don’t think it would be a mistake on her part to go up to 145 and take on the biggest challenge that there is.”