Norma Dumont continues to win her fights and is tired of waiting for a featherweight title shot to materialize.
Dumont’s calls for a title shot against Amanda Nunes have fallen on deaf ears. Even more frustrating is that Nunes has not defended her title since winning it in March 2021. Furthermore, Dumont is calling for the UFC to formally intervene in Nunes’ inactivity.
Nunes is defending her bantamweight title against Julianna Pena at UFC 289. For Dumont, enough is enough, and she’s ready to face anyone else for the title. Following her win over Karol Rosa last weekend, Dumont vented her frustrations at the post-fight presser:
“I think that this is the time for the UFC to perhaps step in. First of all, the belt has not been defended for three years. I mean, she’s just sitting on it right there. I stayed at featherweight exactly for this very reason. So, either they pressure her into actually defending the title once and for all, or I will fight someone else for the interim title.“
Norma Dumont Calls Out Holly Holm at Featherweight
Alternatively, Dumont challenged Holly Holm to face her at featherweight. Holm recently signed a new deal with the UFC and is ranked #2 at bantamweight with a title shot on the horizon. Dumont said of fighting Holm that “My dream is fighting her. I’ve tried many times, and she never answers me.”
Not only does Dumont vs. Holm make sense, but it is also a viable fight considering Holm’s own title aspirations. Although it would mean more for the title if Nunes were to defend it, that doesn’t look like it’s in the cards.
On the other hand, Dumont might be slyly goading Nunes into a fight. Should Nunes defeat Pena, she has a built-in opponent for her next fight before the end of the year.