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Amanda Nunes reacts to Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm

LockerRoom Team
31 January 2024

Amanda Nunes, former two-division UFC champion, has responded to the recent announcement of Kayla Harrison's signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The promotion's CEO, Dana White, revealed that Harrison, a former two-time Professional Fighters League (PFL) women's lightweight champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist judoka, has entered an exclusive agreement to join the UFC roster.

Harrison, known for her dominant performances in the PFL, is set to make her promotional debut in the bantamweight division at the highly anticipated UFC 300 event on April 13 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Her opponent for this landmark fight will be former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm.

The news of Harrison's transition to the UFC prompted a reaction from Nunes, her former training partner at American Top Team (ATT). Nunes engaged with Dana White's Instagram post regarding Harrison's signing, expressing her response with a 'Face with Monocle' emoji and a 'Rolling on the Floor Laughing' emoji.

Nunes and Harrison share a history of mutual interest in facing each other inside the octagon. However, complications related to cross-platform issues have thus far prevented the realization of this highly anticipated showdown.

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Amanda Nunes, a trailblazer in women's MMA, officially retired from professional fighting after successfully defending her 135-pound title against Irene Aldana at UFC 289 in June 2023. Despite her retirement, Nunes hinted at a potential comeback when attending UFC 297 last weekend. When questioned about the possibility of returning to the octagon, 'The Lioness' mentioned that she continues to feel like a champion, leaving the door open for fans to speculate about a potential return to action.

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