Amanda Nunes warns Claressa Shields: 'I’m gonna wrestle the s— out of you and finish you with a jiu-jitsu submission'

LAS VEGAS — If you didn’t hear her the first time, allow Amanda Nunes to make it very clear for you.

The UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion has no interest in facing undefeated women’s boxing champion Claressa Shields in the squared circle.

The Octagon, however, is a totally different story.

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Nunes turned back the challenge of Germaine de Randamie in dominant fashion at UFC 245; however, the story was the presence of Shields, who was cageside and made it clear that she’s interested in facing Nunes to prove who the real baddest woman on the planet is.

“We want to see what’s up with Amanda Nunes in for the future with a boxing match and an MMA match,” Shields told ESPN. According to Nunes, the former is unlikely but the latter is something she is certainly welcome to try her hand at.

“If she wants to see me, come to my world. I'm gonna be here,” Nunes said as she fielded multiple questions about a potential showdown with Shields. "I'm an MMA fighter. She wants to see me, I’m gonna wrestle the s— out of you and finish you with a jiu-jitsu submission."

Nunes has effectively cleared out both the featherweight and bantamweight divisions over the past few years with victories over Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, Cris "Cyborg" Justino and de Randamie. With few viable options left on the table, a potential clash with Shields is something over which fight fans are salivating.

Unfortunately, Nunes just doesn’t see the appeal. Despite her massive power, Nunes frames herself as a mixed martial artist who doesn’t specialize in one specific area. She proved that against de Randamie, where she deployed her wrestling and jiu-jitsu to upend the Dutch kickboxer.

“I'm an MMA fighter — why she want to take me from my sport?” Nunes inquired. “If she wants to fight me, come to my world. It doesn’t make any sense. I respect her as a boxer, but I’m an MMA fighter. I don’t like to fight [in boxing]. I like MMA.”

Nunes also didn’t like the idea of Shields attempting to acquire MMA skills in a short timeframe before challenging the Brazilian to a fight. After all, other mixed martial artists have spent years training to stop someone like Nunes. The idea of Shields picking up those abilities in such a small window was found humorous by Nunes.

“Six months to learn how to defend a takedown?” Nunes asked. “Germaine, six years, she didn’t even learn how to defend a takedown. You guys saw tonight. Don’t even listen to this girl, guys.”

However, money always talks and if the right amount is offered, a Nunes-Shields battle could come to fruition.

"A million? (I want) more than that," Nunes said.