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Amanda Nunes Sends Brutal Warning To Boxing Champion Claressa Shields Ahead Of Potential MMA Fight

Amanda Nunes Sends Brutal Warning To Boxing Champion Claressa Shields Ahead Of Potential MMA Fight

UFC star Amanda Nunes insists she'll "wrestle the sh*t" out of boxing champion Claressa Shields if they meet in an MMA fight.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist Shields attended UFC 245. She spoke to reporters following the event and talked up a fight with Nunes, who defended her UFC bantamweight title in style against Germaine de Randamie.

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The American boxing champion revealed that she had a meeting with UFC president Dana White about a cross-code bout with Nunes.

When asked about a fight against Shields, the UFC double champion didn't hold back with her assessment and issued a stark warning.

"She saw tonight," Nunes said. "I don't think she's going to want anything to do with this.

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"If she wants to see me, come to my world. I'm gonna be here. I'm an MMA fighter. She wants to see me, I'm gonna wrestle the sh*t out of you and finish you with a jiu-jitsu submission. I want to see how she's gonna feel.

"I'm an MMA fighter, why she want to take me from my sport?" Nunes asked. "If she wants to fight me, come to my world. It doesn't make any sense. I respect her as a boxer, but I'm an MMA fighter. I don't like to fight [in boxing]. I like MMA.

"I like what I did today. If she can handle that for five rounds, come see me.

"Six months to learn how to defend a takedown? Germaine, six years, she didn't even learn how to defend a takedown. You guys saw tonight. Don't even listen to this girl, guys."

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Nunes is on a 10-fight win streak which includes victories over Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm.

Shields, on the other hand, is unbeaten in the pro ranks since turning professional in 2016. She's the undisputed champion at 160lbs.

Topics: UFC News, Boxing, Fight News, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.