This quote is really making me consider trying the @ufc ! I had this weird feeling about turning pro a few years ago and I stumbled up on this quote & decided to do it! And then yesterday this same quote reappeared! With all this talk about me and Nunes I had that same feeling. pic.twitter.com/6N7TkR909R— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) July 30, 2019
Female boxing star Claressa Shields seems to be taking more of an interest in possible mixed martial arts career.
“This quote is really making me consider trying the [UFC],” Shields wrote on Twitter. “I had this weird feeling about turning pro a few years ago and I stumbled upon this quote [and] decided to do it! And then yesterday this same quote reappeared! With all this talk about me and [UFC two-division champion Amanda Nunes] I had the same feeling.”
Thus far, Shields’ primary connection to the MMA world has been a training relationship with ex-UFC featherweight queen Cristiane Justino. Shields is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a champion in multiple organizations at women’s middleweight in boxing.
In recent weeks, both UFC president Dana White and Shields have addressed the possibility of a boxing match with Nunes. However, it now appears that Shields could be willing to cross over into Nunes’ world in the future. Shields is coming off a victory over Germany’s Christina Hammer in April that improved her professional boxing mark to 9-0.