Amanda Nunes, the two-division UFC women’s champion, is the latest to weigh in on the topic of “best fisherman in UFC”. ‘The Lioness’ boasted that she is the best fisherwoman in the sport, despite only catching a few small trout.
Nunes is the most recent UFC fighter and first woman to debate on who is the best fisherman in the organisation.
Gregor Gillespie is responsible for the whole discussion of “best fishermen in MMA.” Gillespie declared himself the best fisherman in MMA after defeating Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 26. This is not the first time Gillespie has made such a claim.
When Conor McGregor retweeted Gillespie’s claim that he was the best fisherman in MMA, it sparked a Twitter war. ‘Notorious’ posted a series of tweets demonstrating his prowess as a professional angler.
Gillespie responded by challenging the Irishman to a fish-off. When other UFC fighters including Kevin Holland and Jack Hermansson joined in, the debate became much more heated.
Nunes, who likes to show off her fishing skills, seems interested in the discussion. According to the scale of the catch she posted, she’s either being amusing or planning to write more updates with large captures in the near future.
In any case, this seemingly insignificant argument has been quite amusing.
UFC 265 will feature Nunes in a fight
On August 7, 2021, ‘The Lioness’ will defend her bantamweight title against Juliana Pena at UFC 265 in Las Vegas. Though the event’s venue is yet to be decided, three fights have already been confirmed.
On July 9, 2016, Nunes defeated Meisha Tate to win the UFC women’s bantamweight title. Since then, she has successfully defended the title five times, most recently against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 on December 14, 2019. Nunes defended her featherweight title at UFC 250 and UFC 259, respectively.
Nunes will defend her bantamweight title for the sixth time against Juliana Pena. ‘The Lioness’ seems invincible at this stage.