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Julianna Pena not happy with Khabib, says he downgraded her win

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon01 February 2022

UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Julianna Pena is not happy with former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Pena revealed the same during her recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and was reacting to the recent comments from Khabib which apparently downplayed Pena’s win over Amanda Nunes.

“I am like, we can watch what Julianna Peña did with Amanda Nunes [at UFC 269]. But Julianna Peña, she is not like the greatest or something like that. She just beat Amanda Nunes like [on the day]. We can watch not many good [female] fighters all around the world. There are only like five or six of them,” Khabib had noted during the Eagle Fighting Championship Press Conference (h/t MMA News).

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These comments did not sit well with Pena who noted that Khabib downgraded her win.

“I saw in a presser that they asked [Khabib] a question and he was just completely downgrading the whole win and everything like that….it totally broke my heart. I was like, ‘Dude, you’re breaking my heart, man. Like, I freaking love you. Like, seriously. He must be friends with Kayla Harrison or something. I don’t know. Because he was like, [MOCK KHABIB ACCENT] ‘If this is the top of women’s division, it’s a joke. I mean, it wasn’t very nice. I didn’t appreciate it, Khabib,” she added.

Pena captured the UFC Bantamweight title from Amanda Nunes back in UFC 269 and is expected to return to action soon.

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