Already this weekend, dominant UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will face Jennifer Maya at UFC 255. And while the Brazilian challenger is approaching the fight as an underdog, she claims she has a great trump card up her sleeve – advice from compatriot Amanda Nunez, who twice defeated Shevchenko.
“Nunez and I have a mutual friend and I asked him if I could talk to Amanda. She turned out to be a nice person and sent me a very long message.
In general, Amanda told me not to let Valentina comfortably fight and influence my rhythm. She is very smart and extremely good at reading your fight plan, especially when you keep doing similar things. We’ve worked hard to bring some surprises to Shevchenko, “Jennifer Maya told Sherdog.com.
Stephen Thompson doesn’t believe in Dustin Poirier’s victory in the fight with Conor McGregor
American UFC welterweight fighter Stephen Thompson shared his opinion on the fight between his compatriot Dustin Poirier and the former champion of the organization in two weight divisions Irish Conor McGregor.
“Dustin has improved a lot since their first fight, but whenever Conor appears on stage, he finds a way to get in the head of his opponent and make the upcoming fight publicized. He knows how to behave correctly with people, and this is a lot of pressure on an opponent. The only one who really didn’t care was Nate Diaz. This guy doesn’t give a damn about what’s going on around him.
I think that this time Conor will be able to repeat the success of the first fight. Dustin, of course, has improved since that time, but the fact is, although McGregor rarely holds fights, he has been engaged in mixed martial arts all his life and is constantly in the gym. So my opinion is that for now, Conor will win again, ”Thompson said.
As a reminder, the duel between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is scheduled to take place on January 23rd and become the main event of UFC 257.