The two baddest women in combat sports could be on a collision course — because Dana White says he’s open to let Amanda Nunes take on undefeated boxing superstar Claressa Shields!!!
First off, Amanda Nunes is the greatest female UFC fighter of all time — with devastating victories over everyone from Ronda Rousey to Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm.
Claressa is the top dog in boxing — she’s 9-0 as a pro and a 2-time Olympic gold medalist.
Shields has made it abundantly clear she wants Nunes in a boxing match — and told TMZ Sports bluntly, “I’d put [her] to sleep.”
So, we asked Dana if he’d ever let Amanda follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps and take a super fight in the boxing ring … and his answer was VERY interesting.
“Amanda Nunes has things that she needs to do here [in the UFC] first, but I’m not opposed to it,” White said.
“Maybe Claressa comes over here and fight in MMA.”
So, what does Amanda need to do in the Octagon before a possible Shields matchup?
Dana says he’s trying to sign Cris Cyborg to take a rematch with Amanda — but White claims Cyborg won’t put pen to paper … insinuating she’s scared of getting beaten up again.
“I think it’s pretty obvious why she wouldn’t want that fight. It’s a bad fight for her.”
“I think that [Cyborg] is at the point where she’s afraid to lose again. Losing again isn’t something she’s interested in.”
White says Amanda Nunes REALLY wants the fight — and since she’s basically cleared out the women’s division, White wants to give her whoever she wants.
Claressa Shields On Amanda Nunes Fight, We’d Make Millions!
Undefeated boxing superstar Claressa Shields is convinced she’d make MILLIONS from a superfight with UFC champ Amanda Nunes … but it ain’t about the money.
“I’m more about the legacy of it,” Sheilds said on the “TMZ Sports” TV show … “To say that you actually beat the greatest MMA fighter.”
The 24-year-old boxer is seemingly unstoppable … she’s 9-0 as a pro with TWO Olympic gold medals. Meanwhile, Nunes has destroyed the greatest female MMA fighters ever — from Ronda Rousey to Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm.
The fight is starting to pick up some serious momentum … earlier this month, Dana White told TMZ Sports he’s open to the idea of letting Nunes cross over into the boxing ring (a la Conor McGregor) after she takes care of some UFC business.
And, Shields says her manager is also on board — not just because of the money but because the event would be huge for female combat sports.
“If we can figure out a weight class … me and her can rock and roll and we can see who’s the best striker in the game.”