“I don’t need to take my clothes off for people to invest in what I do”

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Peña will defend her title in a rematch against former champion Amanda Nunes.

The second meeting between “The Venezuelan Vixen” and “The Lioness” takes place at UFC 277 on July 30 in Dallas, Texas. The duo first met at UFC 269 in December 2021 with Peña submitting Nunes in the second round to claim the title shot. The two women have since trained against each other on the 30th season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Pena recently appeared on Barstool Chicago RebuildEd Podcastand she revealed that she has physical insecurities and doesn’t necessarily agree with how some female fighters use social media to promote their sexuality.

Interview with Julianna Peña below

“I think it’s (physical insecurities) helped me in a way, because it’s easy to strip down and sell something on Instagram and be this hot model, but I try to do it in a classy way where it’s like, I don’t have to take my clothes off for people to invest in what I do.

“So it’s almost like a thing that’s benefited me in another way as well, because I have a daughter and I want to set a great example for her. I don’t want her to be, in years , on Instagram and sees his half-naked mother.

“I’m not trying to punch anybody for doing this, you know, get your paper boo-boo, do what you gotta do.

“But for me, it puts me in a situation where I have to sell myself in a different way that isn’t about taking my clothes off and trying to be a person who sells sex.”


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