'Bring her on!' Valentina Shevchenko calls for third fight with fellow UFC women's champ Amanda Nunes
Added 06-04-20 02:37:02pm EST - “UFC women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko remains convinced she defeated Amanda Nunes earlier in her career, and said she'd welcome the two-weight champion to flyweight if she wanted to challenge for her 125-pound title.” - Rt.com
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"When I started fighting in the UFC, I always fought in the 135-pound division," she told UFC Russia.
"That's a division higher than where I fight now. So all my opponents were heavier, taller and stronger than me. I had no problems with that.
"I felt confident in that division, but when you're fighting in a weight class above you, you feel that it's not for you since you have to try harder, think more about what you have to do and you can't reach your potential because you always have to be careful because the fighters are stronger."
Shevchenko was a major threat to the 135-pound title during her time as a bantamweight, and pushed Nunes to the limit in their title fight at UFC 215. But she ended up on the losing end of a split-decision verdict after a fight many people – including Shevchenko herself – felt she had won.
"I want to reiterate that I never had any problems fighting there, I fought for the 135-pound title, and many people, not just me, think that I won that fight against Amanda," she said.
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