UFC champion Julianna Pena had earlier expressed her disappointment in the comments made by former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov about her historic win over Amanda Nunes.
Now, Pena has detailed the time when she came across the Russian MMA superstar at the UFC Apex.
“I ran into him at the APEX. I think one of his guys was fighting Bobby Green, and so I saw him outside the APEX, and, of course, he didn’t say anything to me and I didn’t say anything to him. I have nothing to say. There’s been a lot of people that have come to his defense to say the language barrier is what happened there, and that’s not really what he meant. It kinda got taken out of context. I don’t know, and it’s fine. I mean, Khabib’s Khabib, and I’m me. And if he likes it, doesn’t like it, no skin off of my nose. It really doesn’t matter to me. It was just one of those things where it was like when the greats talk and it’s not in your favor, it’s kinda just like, ouch,” Pena detailed on UFC Unfiltered (via MMA News).
She further went on to add that the opinions of Khabib might have come up due to the cultural differences.
“Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. In his culture, women don’t fight, you know what I mean? So it’s kinda one of those things where it might be a cultural difference,” she added.
Pena is currently sitting on her huge upset win over Amanda Nunes and will be seen as a coach in the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Nunes.
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