Aside from flying first class, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena hasn’t changed much.
The champion has served as a coach in super fighter 30, Mind you, the season has just ended. With a live finale to come — Pena and rival coach Amanda Nunes will battle it out on UFC 277 this weekend in advance.
TUF 30 might go down in history as one of the best-behaved Ultimate Fighters, but Pena has some ideas to liven things up in terms of pranks.
“I had a big, epic prank,” Pena revealed during Wednesday’s UFC 277 media day, “and at one point Dana [White, UFC President] It’s in there, the whole team is in there, everyone’s like, ‘We’re going to do this.’ And then they put the kibosh in it.
So what did those pranks cause? “I will tell you that Johnny Knoxville is involved and they have a bear. And we’re going to lock [Amanda Nunes] in one room and when she walked in You’ll see this giant bear and [we’d] The door was locked and she couldn’t get out and started freaking out.”
According to Pena, “Johnny Knoxville was on the boat, Dana was on the boat and they were like ‘We had a fight on Saturday night. This bear had to acclimatize to this room for four nights. It had to eat, poop, sleep in this room. We needed room to fight.’ So they ended up saying we couldn’t raise a bear. So we turned into a tiger and a dwarf.”
That was eventually canceled as well. oh what to get
Instead of tigers and bears (what, no lions, oh my) Pena will focus on stepping into the cage with Nunes this weekend. Which is a rematch of the December match of both of them. It was that night that Pena pulled off one of the biggest upsets in MMA history right now. She was ready to move on from the competition.
“I’m just ready to put out this fire. The torch has passed. I put it off. I am ready to close the chapter and I am ready to move forward,” Pena said, adding that looking forward was difficult for her. and she wants “In the present moment”
Watch the full UFC 277 Media Day appearance by Julianna Pena above. The event will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.