Skye Nicolson's Bold Challenge to Amanda Serrano: A Closer Look at the Feud

November 29, 2023

Australia’s rising MMA star, Skye Nicolson, is making waves after a spectacular defense of her interim WBC featherweight title against Lucy Wildheart in Dublin. With an undefeated record of 9-0 in less than two years, Nicolson is eyeing a potential clash with Puerto Rican powerhouse Amanda Serrano.

Nicolson, who showcased her first stoppage victory in a career-best performance, isn't shy about calling out Serrano, the current champion in her division. Despite acknowledging that she might be the underdog, Nicolson is confident in her ability to handle Serrano's pressure and power, emphasizing her unique fighting style.

In a recent interview on The MMA Hour, Nicolson expressed her determination: “I want to be world champion, I want to prove to the world that I’m the best, and I want to do that by beating the best. I want to fight the best, that’s why I’m calling her out. It’s never out of disrespect.”

However, Serrano's response to the callout has cast doubt on the likelihood of this epic showdown. While Nicolson hopes the WBC will designate her as the mandatory challenger, Serrano seems to be exploring other options, potentially including a rematch with Katie Taylor.

Despite uncertainties, Nicolson remains eager for the fight, expressing her readiness anywhere, anytime. With a potential break until April, Nicolson is open to global matchups, showcasing her willingness to fight on any stage.

As the saga unfolds, fans await confirmation from both fighters and the WBC, curious to see if this clash of titans will materialize, setting the stage for an unforgettable moment in the featherweight division.

Source: The Sporting News

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