Amanda Nunes has already completed loads throughout her UFC profession.
She at the moment reigns as each the ladies’s bantamweight and featherweight champion with wins over each single fighter to ever maintain a title at both 135 or 145 kilos. This weekend, Nunes will try to succeed in much more rarified air when she defends her featherweight title in opposition to Felicia Spencer within the UFC 250 most important occasion.
A win on Saturday evening would make Nunes the primary girls in UFC historical past to not solely maintain two titles however defend each efficiently. The one different particular person to try this is Daniel Cormier when he was each heavyweight and lightweight heavyweight champion.
American High Workforce proprietor Dan Lambert has been with Nunes since lengthy earlier than she arrived within the UFC and he’s seen the wonderful issues she’s been in a position to accomplish. Whereas any debate concerning the legendary “best of all time” all the time comes all the way down to a subjective opinion, Lambert doesn’t see how there’s any argument in opposition to Nunes already solidifying her spot on that record in terms of the ladies’s division.
In his thoughts, Nunes is now competing for a special form of recognition amongst her friends.
“If it’s a dialog on the feminine GOAT, I don’t assume there’s one other title you may throw into the combination and have an argument over,” Lambert instructed MMA Preventing. “Pound-for-pound GOAT is what I feel she’s working her manner into the combination on. Male, feminine, weight division, something. I feel her title ought to be in that blend proper now.
“When you have a look at the run she’s been on, the champions she’s overwhelmed, the ex-champions she’s overwhelmed. The way by which she’s overwhelmed them and made it look so easy, two divisions, I feel her title ought to be in that hat with the opposite all-time greats, Jon Jones, D.C. (Daniel Cormier), GSP (Georges St-Pierre). I feel her title is true there in that blend, male or feminine.”
It’s exhausting to argue in opposition to Lambert’s logic when evaluating Nunes’ present run to every other champion in UFC historical past.
So far as the dialog in simply the ladies’s divisions, the American High Workforce co-founder says that debate is already settled.
“Simply strictly females, it’s clearly not as large a pool of names. It hasn’t been round as lengthy however I don’t assume there’s anyone on the feminine aspect that may throw their title in that ring versus her,” Lambert mentioned.
Whereas there are an extended record of wins that assist make Nunes’ case as the best girls’s fighter of all time already, Lambert sees one title on the prime of that record above all of the others.
“When you simply wish to have a look at how good a fighter Holly Holm versus [Valentina] Shevchenko versus [Cris] Cyborg, versus Ronda [Rousey], versus Miesha [Tate], yeah I feel Shevchenko is a greater fighter than all of them,” Lambert mentioned. “Two wins over Valentina Shevchenko speaks absolute volumes.”