While some may have called the result, few predicted the manner in which Amanda Nunes defeated Ronda Rousey, with the fight being called at 00:48 seconds.
One person who did anticipate it, however, was Nunes herself.
“I knew I was gonna beat the shit out of Ronda Rousey,” Nunes said, speaking post-fight. “I know. For a long time, I know. I’m the best on the planet. Fuck Ronda Rousey, now she’s gonna do movies, she already has a lot of money, come on.
“Before I walk out, I knew, this moment is my moment, she had her time and she did her thing for the sport. Thank you Ronda Rousey, but this is my time now. I am Amanda Nunes, I am the lion.”
“Now she’s going to retire and go to movies and make a lot of money now,” Nunes said. “You have lots of talent in this division. Forget about Ronda Rousey.”