Amanda Nunes is 100% sure she is the greatest, male or female, to ever compete in the UFC.
The case for the UFC's GOAT competitor is a hard subject to broach, due to MMA's fluctuating state 20 years in. The GOAT debate is made even harder to broach when you account for the UFC's division of labor: eight weight classes distributed evenly amongst the male combatants - four weights classes for the women.
The only way to narrow down the shortlist in a GOAT debate is to reward the fighters with a substantial championship reign in more than one division, but even so, that feels too restrictive. The list of the UFC's multiple weight class champions begins with Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor, George St-Pierre, Daniel Cormier, and the most recent entrant Amanda Nunes, reaching the milestone last week after knocking out Cris Cyborg in an unfathomable 51 seconds.
As a consequence of her exploits, Amanda Nunes is looking for nothing less than unilateral respect. Nunes afforded TMZ the honor of ringing in multidivisional triumph with yet another "victory lap." The more they engaged in the conversation, it became all-too-evident that she sees no comp at the very top of the UFC summit. Give her the podium she deserves before you question her rationale. Lest we forget, Nunes' resume includes stoppage wins against Cyborg and Ronda Rousey, as well as an impressive submission victory over former Bantamweight champ Miesha Tate.