UFC girls’s bantamweight champion Raquel Pennington has referred to as for a showdown with Julianna Pena.
Final month, Raquel Pennington lastly reached the highest of the mountain. She defeated Mayra Bueno Silva to win the championship, finishing her sensational journey to turn into the brand new face of the division. In fact, quickly after, many have been questioning what can be subsequent – and the most well-liked reply was Julianna Pena.
That’s nonetheless the case, with the previous champ making it crystal clear that she desires to go after Pennington later this 12 months.
The 2 have exchanged phrases backwards and forwards for years now, courting all the best way again to The Final Fighter. In a latest interview, ‘Rocky’ made her emotions referred to as she prepares for the subsequent chapter in her profession.
Pennington goes after Pena
“On the finish of the day, it’s precisely what I instructed Mayra after we have been on the brink of battle on the press convention: we have been there and she or he began on, however our fists are going to do the speaking,” Pennington mentioned on The MMA Hour. “It’s the identical factor. You may preserve operating your mouth, you may preserve saying all this stuff. I really feel like Julianna has a really delusional model of our historical past collectively, nevertheless it makes it enjoyable. It’s constructing a storyline, and the extra she retains speaking and yapping, she’s promoting issues. Good for you. However on the finish of the day, our fists are going to speak and I’ll inform you what, it is a battle I’ve been ready for since 2013 and we have been on The Final Fighter. Someway our time has not aligned, however clearly it’s coming, and I’m excited to lastly punch her ass within the mouth. I’ll say that.
“I don’t know why she thinks she calls the photographs,” Pennington mentioned. “I’m the champion. She’s speaking June or July, however Tecia’s acquired some thrilling information, coming again, and so it’s her focus now. That’s sort of the place I’m at. I do need a while off. I would like to have the ability to spend a while with my household, with Alayah. Tecia actually held down the fort by this complete camp, and so now I simply need to be Mama Bear. I need to hang around with daughter and let Tecia do her factor. So I’m considering most likely not till a minimum of August or September, or possibly even later than that. We’ll see.”
Quotes through MMA Fighting
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