In a recent interview with Flo Combat, UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes revealed that she believes that the UFC would rather be promoting the stereotypical blonde over herself.
Her remarks went viral, as most do when a champion speaks out against the promotion. However, Nunes has clarified what she was really trying to say, even going so far as to explain that the media outlet may have taken her comments out of context in order to get some clicks.
In her original statement, the champ was quoted in saying:
“There’s a point where, sometimes, I’d rather wait a bit and get a fight that sells. It’s all about pay-per-view, everything revolves around that and I don’t really get a part of that. I don’t really fit the profile of a UFC champion, but they have to do [business] with me, even though they’re never going to promote me to a level like they did Ronda Rousey or Holly Holm.” Amanda Nunes said of the UFC. “They want blondies, cute little girls who fight and take pictures. Let’s face it, I have to face the girls who sell best.”
“They’re not idiots, they know what they do. It’s all about marketing. That’s why it’s the UFC, that’s why they’re doing it. They want to get someone to beat me for me to get out badly. I told them about it, I know that’s what they want, someone that they can really promote and make money with.”
Obviously, wanting to clear the air, Nunes opted to not do another interview, and instead addressed her fans directly, through her verified twitter account.
In her new message she stated, “Calm down everyone. I’m not mad at the UFC. I genuinely think its funny that they picked this quote/photo from the entire interview. Besides I don’t blame them, as I had the same idea as they did [Blonde girl emoji]”
Calm down everyone. I’m not mad at the UFC. I genuinely think its funny that they picked this quote/photo from the entire interview. Besides I don’t blame them, as I had the same idea as they did ??
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) November 27, 2017