“Nunes didn’t want to go through the war”- Henry Cejudo admits Amanda Nunes lacked willpower in her UFC 269 fight

Henry Cejudo watches and analyzes the match between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena and comes to a conclusion that Nunes just gave up on the fight

Henry Cejudo on Nunes vs Pena
Henry Cejudo analyses Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes

The Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena result was one of the biggest upsets in the history of UFC. The fight was expected to be a cruise through for Nunes. She was expected to beat Pena and move through the match like a hot knife through butter. But the results shocked not only the entire arena but the entire UFC world.

Pena defeated Nunes via a rear-naked chokehold at the three-and-a-half-minute mark of the second round. Although Pena had lost the first round, she came back strong and unleashed hell on the ex-champion, Nunes.

The entire paparazzi and all the fighters present there were left dumbfounded. Many of the UFC veterans were quick to respond to the result. One such veteran is the overachiever Henry Cejudo. He dropped a reaction video on his Instagram page which showed him analyzing the game plan of Nunes.

He said, ” This is all true. Everything that Julianna said would happen, happened. It was because it was one hard-fought fight and it was a battle of pure will. Nunes didn’t want to go through war, and I’m gonna quote her, she said she checked out.”

“You gotta give credit where credit is due,” Henry Cejudo was impressed by Julianna Pena’s performance against Amanda Nunes

Henry Cejudo on Julianna Pena
Henry Cejudo on Julianna Pena

He then condemned Nunes for tapping out so early, he said, “I mean how do you tap out against someone that barely put their arms in, how do you tap out against someone that barely put their boots. I’m not hating on her, I’m just stating facts in the exact order that they occurred. You know, you gotta give credit where credit is due, even though Julianna did lose the first round, she came back stronger and stayed toe-to-toe with Nunes.”

Henry said that the women’s bantamweight division is no longer ruled by an undisputed champion, but now is a title that can be obtained by the deserving contenders. He was all praises for Pena and even went on to congratulate her on becoming the new bantamweight champion.

Watch Cejudo’s analysis on the UFC 269 with The Schmo in this video-

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