Amanda Nunes had won bantamweight championship against Ronda Rousey upon making the 48-second knockout during the UFC 207. As the champion disrespected the latter, she then made a public apology on her social networking site stating that Rousey is an "amazing athlete."
According to The Washington Post, Nunes was evidently feeling some guilt after posting an image on her social media within an hour or so of overpowering Rousey at UFC 207 in late December. It is just a 48-seconds knockout since Nunes landed punch after punch to her opponent's face. Nunes post indicated modified image of Rousey in a stroller, being pushed by the reigning bantamweight champion.
Also, the post is trailed with some sharp words for Rousey stated by Nunes right after their match. During a post-fight interview, she stated to "Forget Ronda Rousey." Nunes also added that "She's going to go make movies now and retire."
During that time, it is really visible that Nunes was upset due to the greater promotion that Rousey had received before their fight even though she was coming off a defeat to Holly Holm over a year. She also sensed that the UFC had overprotected Rousey by allowing her to have very few media gatherings leading into their fight.
Furthermore, FOX Sports reported that now Nunes is acknowledging regret over some of the hurtful words she said and she did apologize to Rousey for the disrespecting remarks she uttered.
"Let me take a moment to explain myself. I was overwhelmed with adrenaline, emotion and hurt at the time. I held so much in during the weeks prior to my fight with Ronda. I might have said or posted some things at the time that I now realize was not the right thing to do. I want to apologize to Ronda. Her fans and mine and the UFC as well. Ronda is an amazing athlete and has done so much for this sport, especially for the women," Nunes wrote in her Twitter post.
With Amanda Nunes publicly apologizing to Ronda Rouse, it really seems that she knows when to admit her mistakes. Also, this indicated that she is very competitive both in words and deed.