Demetrious Johnson may not be the UFC’s favorite champ right now due to his lack of traction with the fans, but if anyone has a photo of their face plastered to a dartboard in the WME-IMG offices, it’s Amanda Nunes. If you’ll recall, the female bantamweight champ was supposed to headline a recent UFC, but bailed at the last minute because she didn’t feel well.
That little snafu right there probably has the top brass hoping that Valentina Shevchenko wins when the two rematch at UFC 215 on Saturday night.
Anyway, because she’s a champ, and because she’s done some noteworthy things (like wreck Ronda Rousey), Nunes still rates getting a Countdown show done for her. And here it is.