“The most important thing is that whatever the situation, I have the fight and now it’s time to go and do what I’m doing.”
Originally scheduled to take place last August at UFC 265, a positive COVID test from Nunes forced the postponement to this Saturday, December 11 in the main co-event of UFC 269. Eager to make sure the fight stays intact, Peña even appeared alongside the media at the UFC 265 press conference to ask Dana White a question about her fight… to make the wheel squeal, if you will.
The initial and understandable frustration quickly gave way to focus and determination.
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“There is no more discussion,” she told UFC.com. “It’s time to take action and that’s what I’m preparing for. I’m just getting ready for war and come fight at night, I’ll be ready.
Peña perhaps understands better than anyone how precious time can be. Since she became the first woman to win The ultimate fighter in 2013, his highs in the Octagon were thwarted by the lows of time-consuming injuries. But despite the injury absences that have marked her journey to date, her undeniable skills in the Octagon have always kept her hovering with the top flight in the division.
“I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to show my abilities and show my skills on the biggest stage in the world. The fans give you so much good energy and so many good vibes. I love that the fans can come and see us. We are nothing without our fans.
One of those fans is his tallest and possibly his youngest: daughter Isabella. Although she was only born in 2018, she already shows some talent for the family business.