Amanda Ribas is planning to make an impact at UFC 257 says, “I don’t want to just be one fighter on a McGregor card”

The UFC strawweight fighter, Amanda Ribas is looking to outshine in UFC 257's fight card amongst fighters like McGregor and Poirier.

Amanda Ribas

The UFC women’s strawweight fighter Amanda Ribas is returning inside the Octagon at UFC 257 in a fight against Marina Rodriguez. Prior to this fight, she fought with Paige VanZant at UFC 251 which was her debut fight in the flyweight division. She won the fight against Paige by submission and is on currently a five-fight winning streak.

She was first booked to face the number 7th ranked women’s welterweight fighter Michelle Waterson but this fight didn’t get finalized. In her recent interview with what the heck, talking about this she says, “I don’t know what happened, but I was really excited to fight her,”

“It didn’t happen at that time, and then I was supposed to fight Michelle Waterson and that didn’t happen. It was bad for me, but now I get to fight against Marina. I’m just thinking about her because that definitely will be a really important fight for my career.”

Ribas was also suspended for two years by USADA, which later on was terminated as it was found out the substance in her blood founded was in her dietary supplement. Talking about it she says, “After the USADA, I try not to think too hard because I was really sad when I signed to the UFC,”

“And that thing about USADA, and the doping, and then two years later they told me I was good to fight, So I learned that everything has a time, and maybe it wasn’t the time to fight Michelle, or against Carla, but the time was right to fight against Marina. That’s the way I think.”

Amanda Ribas is looking to shine at UFC 257

Amanda Ribas

Amanda Ribas knows very well that UFC 257’s main event contains the biggest UFC superstar Conor McGregor facing Dustin Poirier and she doesn’t want to stay as an ordinary fighter filling the card. Ribas added, “This is the card with McGregor and Dustin so we need to do a very big fight because I don’t want to just be one fighter on a McGregor card.”

“I want people to say, ‘Did you see that fight Amanda had against Marina? It was a big fight.’ I want people talking about my fight. Not just, ‘Oh, they fought on a McGregor card.’ I want to steal the show.

“I hope I can win this fight and I’m asking God to give me his blessing because I’m training so hard, I hope it can be a TKO or a submission. It doesn’t matter which way. I want to win the fight, eat my chocolate, and watch McGregor vs. Poirier.”

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