UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has released her first official statement since pulling out of the main event of UFC 213 last evening at the last second.
Sorry to all my true fans. The fight will be rescheduled and I will be back at 100%. ? Essa luta vai ser remarcada e estarei 100% pic.twitter.com/8WEttqMUgM
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) July 9, 2017
She was scheduled to make her second title defense of her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship, this time against Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC).
While what caused Nunes to become ill remains a question, she made her first public comment earlier today via twitter. It doesn’t give us much of an explanation. However, one thing is clear, the UFC is not happy with this and will have Nunes defend her title at the next possible opportunity. That appears to be the main event of UFC 215 on September 9 from Edmonton Canada.
UFC President Dana White said “Nunes and her team pulled out of the fight despite being cleared by doctors after the Brazilian was feeling off in the final days leading up to her fight. “
Shevchenko, No. 2 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA women’s bantamweight rankings, spoke after the disappointing news and said she felt No. 1-ranked Nunes “backed out” from the fight after botching her weight cut and recovery.”