10 Things You Didn’t Know About Amanda Nunes

3. The story behind her nickname “Lioness”

Amanda Nunes Lioness
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If you’ve ever seen Amanda Nunes fight, you know she’s incredibly aggressive, and doesn’t hesitate to attack her opponent. But that’s not where her nickname “Lioness” came from. According to Nunes, the logo from her first gym was two lions, and since she was the only female fighter at the gym, her old coach started to call “Lioness.” Obviously that coach had a pretty good eye for talent.

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