Amanda Nunes: ‘UFC doesn’t promote me because I’m not a blonde’

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes doesn’t think the UFC wants to promote her because of the way she looks.

Recently, Nunes did an interview with Yahoo! Sports and talked about her lack of promotion in the UFC despite being a champion.

“I know I’m not the beautiful girl and I don’t have the blonde hair and the blue eyes,” Nunes said. “I am not the kind of face the UFC wants to put out there, but I’m okay with that. I’m going to live my life and be happy. If the UFC decides to promote me that would be awesome, but I trust them. The UFC knows what they are doing.

“If they think they should promote someone else, fine. Just give me the fights and let me do my job and I will be happy. Whatever the UFC decides is fine with me. I’m just a fighter and that’s just what I want to do more than anything else: Let me fight.”

Nunes will defend her title at UFC 215 against top contender Valentina Shevchenko. UFC 215 will take place Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.