Well, well, well. If it isn’t our old friend Julianna Pena, throwing a tantrum on Twitter like she just got her juice box stolen.
As you may have heard, Amanda Nunes recently retired from MMA after dominating Irene Aldana at UFC 289. And while most people were wishing the two-division champ a happy retirement and thanking her for all the memories, Pena decided to unleash her inner Regina George and throw some shade.
You see, Pena was supposed to be Nunes’ opponent at UFC 289 but had to withdraw due to a pesky little thing called a “broken rib.” I mean, come on Julianna. Who needs all their ribs intact when they’re about to get punched in the face by one of the greatest fighters of all time?
In any case, now that Nunes has hung up her gloves for good (or so she says), Pena saw fit to take some shots at the retiring legend. And let me tell you folks – they were scathing.
“I scared you so bad into retirement,” Pena wrote in one tweet. Personally? Congratulations! Professionally? WTF was that?”
Oof. Burn city over here.
And if that weren’t enough, Pena went on to insult not only Nunes but also an entire country’s worth of fans. “Canadians don’t boo,” she tweeted with sarcasm thick enough to cut with a knife. “They just walked out quietly before the fight was over.” Shots fired!
Now listen – we shouldn’t be too hard on poor Juliana here. Losing sucks! Especially losing twice in rather decisive fashion as she did against Amanda Nunes (50-45 unanimous decision). But there are ways of handling defeat gracefully… or at least without making yourself look silly online.
The truth is: Amanda Nunes retiring is huge news in MMA circles right now because this woman has accomplished more than most fighters could ever dream of – and at the highest level of competition. Just to give you an idea, Nunes is one of only four fighters in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. And she’s beaten some truly legendary competitors like Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg along the way.
So let’s all take a moment to appreciate Amanda Nunes for everything she’s brought to this sport – instead of focusing on sour grapes from someone who couldn’t even fight her due to a broken rib.
Goodbye, Lioness. You will be missed!
Julianna Pena lashes out following Amanda Nunes’ retirement at UFC 289: ‘Wtf was that’