Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Amanda Nunes

I always trained with men, and always had to use all my power and strength to win in the gym. When I tapped men in training, I thought if I finished a man, the fight will be easy. But that's not how it works and not how I should think. A fight is completely different, and that became an issue.
Amanda Nunes
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The day I step in the cage with Cyborg, I will be 100% prepared.
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My uncle used to fight Vale Tudo, and my mother even cornered him in some of his fights.
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I thought about giving up the sport, but I have a lot of good people around me: my wife, Nina, my family. Everybody keeps helping me to be positive and moving forward.
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I became the first Brazilian women to win a UFC title. That is huge.
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I'm going to do what I want, get my money and go home.
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I want to be in this position for people to be able to see I made it. I'm gay, I made it. You can. Not exactly doing the same thing I'm doing, but if it's a job or school or whatever, you're able to make it.
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You need to prepare for every fight.
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I don't like to do a lot of interviews.
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I've been very fortunate throughout my career to fight for the best organizations in the world.
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I understand everything Ronda Rousey is gonna bring that day. I don't think she's gonna be able to deal with my striking. She's gonna be really surprised when I touch her, when I connect on my punches.
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I held so much in during the weeks prior to my fight with Ronda. I might have said or posted some things at the time that I now realize was not the right thing to do.
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I'm a champion, I have to defend this belt.
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After I get the belt, I will be well prepared to face anyone they put in front of me.
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We can't get in the cage thinking that we'll win quickly, that we'll get the knockout.
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I've been through several situations in my career and nothing bothers me.
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I'd have to change all my training style to fight Cyborg.
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I represent Brazil with the flag and the belt.
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I started training for MMA when I was 18 years old. My jujitsu coach told me, 'Amanda, you should try MMA.' Since that moment, I got in love with this sport and haven't stopped.
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I want to fight.
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If they ask me who I want to fight, I'm going to say I want to fight Ronda.
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All the things I went through, my losses, those really helped me.
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Juliana Pena says I'm running from her, Valentina Shevchenko also said I'm running from her, and now she's saying Juliana Pena is running from her, too. I don't like to play games.
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I feel like a lot of people know me because I beat Ronda Rousey.
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Fighting taught me, I learned from life. It's a school, I'm still learning.
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I'm 100 percent gonna beat Ronda Rousey - I'm 200 percent.
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I feel like Nina came into my life to help me grow, and since I met her, everything in our careers has been amazing.
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I know since my first fight in the UFC I can beat Ronda Rousey, but of course I have to take my time and put everything together.
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We both are the only women that beat Ronda Rousey. There's a history involved. Holly and I always were the underdog in our fights, so there's a history.
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I think all of my opponents say that, I gas out or whatever. They have to say something about me.
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Fighting in a heavier weight class is a big achievement on its own.
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I've been training for Ronda Rousey since my first fight in the UFC.
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Cyborg is way heavier, way bigger than me.
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I feel like I have grown with the sport.
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I'd have to do a lot of things to fight Cyborg.
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To be the best and to have others call me that, I like it.
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Where the opponent is in the rankings means nothing.
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I started my career with a loss, getting 'slapped' by life.
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When you lose, you have to look at yourself and ask 'where did I lose?' Do I need to change teams or something?
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I'm very anxious. If you're going to fight the best fighters, you have to be prepared for a war, a highly-anticipated fight.
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I know the girls can't take my punches.
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I love to be happy. I think you are happy if you make somebody else happy around you.
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I think everything happens in a life for a reason.
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Whatever steps in the cage against me, I will fight, because I have the belt, I'm No. 1 on the planet, and I want to keep staying here.
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I live in the U.S., but I'm from Brazil.
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When you have a dream, you have to follow and train hard.
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Ronda is an amazing athlete and has done so much for this sport, especially for the women.
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I want to retire as champion, and I will make that happen.
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My mother used to box, and I followed her footsteps into training. She loves fighting.
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You need to be very critical of yourself because MMA is a singular sport. You have to make the changes yourself or nothing will change. You have to be the one making the changes.
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I train jiu-jitsu and judo with the best guys there is, and the best guys for ground and pound.
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I don't have anything to do but get in the cage and show my work and wait for my time.
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I love the U.S.A. women's soccer team. I'm really a fan of them, how they play as a team, the spirit they have. They really motivate a lot of people.
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What am I going to do if I stop fighting? Study? Soccer?
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I'm gonna knock people out.
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I want to see Ronda coming back, her finishing her career with a win. Every athlete deserves that.
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I proved it. I'm the best - I proved it.
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I've lost before, you need great people around you, your family, people giving you positive energy.
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I respect my opponents, I learned that from life. I used to think I would step in there, throw one punch and the other girl would go down and not get up again. Everytime I thought that, I lost.
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It's the moment I've been waiting for, fighting on the big cards like UFC 200.
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You have to be who you are.
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Ronda had her time and that buzz around her. She knows it has cooled down now. She knows she lost. That's the problem. She was undefeated for a long time and doesn't know how to deal with a loss now.
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I want a rematch with Cat Zingano.
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You know, whatever people say, nothing's going to change it - what I think, what I'm capable of.
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Ronda knows what's like to have this belt, she knows the power this belt has.
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A loss is something tough.
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I like to train and then step in the cage and do my job. This is the thing that I like to do.
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If you want the belt, you have to go drive it through and try to get it like I did against Miesha Tate.
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I've been doing everything people like to see: knock people out, and submissions, and go in there to fight.
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When I'm training, I come to the gym twice a day and sometimes three times. My coach and I make our schedule: wrestle in the morning, strike and conditioning, jujitsu later. And we mix it up as well. I always move everything around. I don't keep everything the same every day.
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Honestly, I don't like trash talk, because we gonna fight anyways, right? We don't need to trash talk.
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Going to 125, I don't even want to talk about it. I tried it for two days and after that, I can't.
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You can have your dream come true and be gay at the same time. This is not supposed to be a big deal. If the world thinks like that, one day it's gonna be a better place.
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I'm going to keep on making history.
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I don't think Cyborg has ever felt the aggressiveness and the power that I will bring to her.
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When we're out there, you'll never know a lot of people are gonna look up to you. You don't realize it, but soon you go on social media and see all the messages and people try to reach out to you and you start to realize how huge and how people look up to you.
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I don't have anything personal against Valentina, but I think she changed a lot, her personality. In one interview, she says something and the other one she goes completely the other way.
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If you want to promote me, promote me.
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Miesha has holes in her game standing and on the ground.
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Peace in the world is very important.
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I want to keep making history.
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I eat a lot of chocolate because I love it.
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I am the greatest of all-time.
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There's a point where, sometimes, I'd rather wait a bit and get a fight that sells.
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When I competed in jiu-jitsu and judo, I had losses. We never accept to lose, but we learn that it's not the end of the world. It's not.
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I say things directly and to the point because I don't know anything else.
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I'm not running from anyone, I'm the champion and I can choose who I'm going to fight.
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I think I'd be able to win the fight against Ronda.
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I wanted to be a huge soccer player. I wanted to be the best in soccer when I grew up. But my life changed. Out of nowhere, I decided to be a fighter.
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I might go down as well to 125 and try it first in the gym to see how it goes.
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I train at American Top Team, the biggest team in the world, and I have every type of training.
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Every time I touched Ronda, connected a punch, I wanted more and more. That's why the fight was so fast. Every time I connected, I felt that she couldn't take it, so I threw more and only stopped when it was over. But it was good.
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I want to have a family. Fighting and having a family at the same time is difficult.
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I definitely want to defend my 145 belt.
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As soon as I go to another area, another climate, I always have this kind of pressure in my sinuses. Honestly, I used to worry about a lot, I'd think something was wrong with me.
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When people find out how strong and powerful love is, then this world will be a better place. I want to see this happen one day.
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When I touch Ronda, I'll always try to get the knockout. But if we go to the ground, I'll be ready for anything.
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Miesha is a great athlete, really tough. I know that.
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I'm the champ for a reason.
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