Raquel Pennington fires back at Mayra Bueno Silva

Raquel Pennington shares her thoughts on Mayra Bueno Silva's recent comments.

by Aryan Lakhani
Raquel Pennington fires back at Mayra Bueno Silva
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Mayra Bueno Silva recently expressed a healthy amount of confidence ahead of the fight. Bueno Silva said a few things that Raquel Pennington totally disagrees with and wants her to know that there would’ve been no chance for her to get the title shot if it wasn’t for Juliana Pena’s injury.

This Saturday, the UFC women’s bantamweight division will have a new champion; the weigh-ins are scheduled to take place on 20th January, where the two fighters will face each other off one last time before entering the ring.

Raquel Pennington on Mayra Bueno Silva

During the recent media, Raquel Pennington shared her thoughts on the recent comments made by Mayra Bueno Silva. “She’s a character,” Pennington said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.

“All the things that she’s been saying are really entertaining me. What she just said, it’s contradicting to what I heard she’s saying. At the end of the day, she’s talking all the crap and saying all the things, and sure, maybe the fans want to see her fight Julianna because they yap a lot.

They talk. Everyone wants to see that. They love the entertaining portion. That’s just not who I am, and I think about the kids and the younger generation looking up to me. It’s not about talking crap about each other.

A fight is a fight. Our fists will do the talking, so I don’t feel the need to waste the extra energy. I don’t know who she thinks she is right now. I’ve been in this sport for a very long time, and I’ve been top 10 for the majority of my career in the UFC.

For her to sit here, they were trying to find another opponent because Julianna is injured. It was supposed to be me and Julianna. So for her to think that it was supposed to be her and Julianna, I love the world she’s living in her own mind, but she’s a little confused”.