Trading Shots: Should Amanda Nunes have fought sick at UFC 213?

Amanda Nunes set off an avalanche of criticism, both from fans and UFC President Dana White, when she pulled out of her UFC 213 main event bout against Valentina Shevchenko on Saturday in Las Vegas. Now retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to debate what Nunes should have done, and whether the powers that be are treating her unfairly.

Downes: There wasn’t a Papa Roach concert (that I know of), but “International Fight Week” provided some great action this weekend, Ben. On Friday night, Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson had the potential “Fight of the Year.” Not to be outdone, your boy Robert Whittaker withstood some early trouble and a bum leg to become the interim middleweight champion.

What we didn’t see, however, was Amanda Nunes defending her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko. We still don’t have all the details, but it sounds like Nunes became ill and pulled out of the fight. Dana White says that Nunes was medically cleared and her decision not to fight was “90 percent mental.”

Since you threw Germaine de Randamie under the bus a few weeks ago, it’s safe to assume that you, too, will call Nunes a coward?

Fowlkes: You know what I like about you? Your willingness to strip all context away while

Article source: http://mmajunkie.com/2017/07/trading-shots-should-amanda-nunes-have-fought-sick-at-ufc-213

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