UFC star Valentina Shevchenko is in Vancouver for UFC 289 to watch Amanda Nunes take on Irene Aldana this Saturday.
Before her loss to Alexa Grasso at UFC 285, Shevchenko expressed her interest to fight Nunes again.
“I do think I will move [back] up, yeah. I do think it’s going to happen someday,” “[A Nunes trilogy] is the only one reason why I should move up.
“This time, it has to go my way. No matter what,“I think will have to do everything that I have to do to win the fight because it’s kind of like what I expect from myself. I think that our second fight that we had, I don’t think I lost that fight, and I rewatched it several times. I still think it should go a different way.”
Nunes already shot down the idea of a trilogy fight against Shevchenko during her media day this week.
“Yeah, I don’t know,” “I think I have a lot of noise at 135, and I don’t think the UFC is going to stop and then go back with the Valentina thing. That don’t sell nothing.”
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) June 8, 2023
Valentina is currently hitting the beaches in Vancouver, is set to do a meet and greet with fans, and will likely speak to the media some time this week.
— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) June 8, 2023
It’ll be interesting to see what Valentina has to say about a potential Nunes trilogy this week.