“I’m not going to push it like, give me Amanda right now, I’m gonna break her face,” Valentina Shevchenko speaks about trilogy with Amanda Nunes

The UFC women's flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko talks about her trilogy match against two-division women's champion Amanda Nunes.

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Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko
Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko

The UFC women’s Flyweight division champion Valentina Shevchenko defended her title for the fifth time in the fight against Jessica Andrade at UFC 261. Andrade was considered as the toughest opponent for Shevchenko but the champ outlasted her throughout the fight.

Now, this again raises the question that who is next for ‘Bullet Valentina’. In the UFC 261 post-fight press conference, Valentina Shevchenko says, “I don’t know, for me, it seems very simple when you’re like, ‘Okay, this name, that name,’ it’s like everyone does that, the names. I want to do something different. I want to just continue showing and being a real martial artist.”

“Not someone who, ‘Okay, this name is convenient, like it’s bringing more stuff. And this one is not so.’ I just don’t like these things. I want to be very honest in what I do and just continue what I do in my weight class and my division. It doesn’t matter who’s gonna be in front of me, I just want to fight them to prove that I’m better.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

She added, “I really like how this fight played before the fight when people created so much interest about like, ‘Jessica, she brings so much and even some people were doubting if I could handle it. But from one point, I just didn’t want to say anything before the fight,”

“I really liked it because from one side it created some kind of interest for the fight and everyone like, ‘Maybe this is something.’ But I was so sure in my power, what I can do, and what I can bring, that’s why I was like, okay, it’s going to be a surprise for you, I will let you believe in your power.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Valentina Shevchenko continued, “It’s kind of interesting if you could see like fights that I had before, for example when I fought Holly Holm everybody was thinking that she’s gonna out-strike me. No, my body decides I will out-strike her.”

“When I fought Julianna Pena, everyone said, ‘It’s gonna be a submission. If they go to the ground, Julianna’s going to submit her.’ No, I submit her. So my body decided, not me. I just prepare for doing this.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Valentina Shevchenko knows that trilogy fight against Amanda Nunes is inevitable

Valentina Shevchenko
Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko’s UFC career only holds two losses and both of them came against the UFC two-division women champion Amanda Nunes. Shevchenko has gotten much better since her last loss against Nunes and she knows that one day she will cross paths again with her.

Valentina Shevchenko added, “I can say exactly about my fighting career, it’s not gonna be over soon, I plan to fight for a long time. I think that this fight is just going to happen. I’m not going to push it like, give me Amanda right now, I’m gonna break her face.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

“I’m not gonna say it because I know this fight’s gonna happen. It’s gonna happen just literally when everyone will feel like there is no more, only this fight makes sense for everyone.”

She continued, “When all the fans are like, ‘We want this. We want to see this fight.’ When the UFC and Dana White are like, ‘We just need this fight.’ I think that when it’s time to happen, it’s gonna be something big and huge and I will be ready for this. I’m already ready for this, but I will make sure to gain some pounds back.”

“But for now, I even don’t know who’s going to fight in my flyweight division next. I don’t know who’s next fighting because I was so focused on my fight. Now I go home tomorrow and I will start to see what’s happening in the flyweight.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

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