Add champ Amanda Nunes to the listing of UFC stars discussing retirement.

The 2-division queen defended her featherweight championship with a dominant choice victory over Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 earlier this month in Las Vegas. Within the post-fight press convention, “The Lioness” stated she’d seemingly sit out the rest of 2020 to give attention to the beginning of her first daughter with UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff.

Eight days later, nevertheless, Nunes has modified her tone. In an interview with Brazilian TV present Esporte Espetacular, the double-champion opened the door to retirement.

“Ah, I don’t know, I’ve achieved all the pieces I needed,” Nunes stated. “I’m effectively, I can go on with my life, perhaps a [take] new step, perhaps discover new skills, assist some women there…perhaps be a coach, too.

“I’m in a second that I can retire, you recognize, and I’m in a second that I can battle. I’m positive. There’s nothing else to be carried out proper now within the division. The Corridor of Fame will come, for certain. My life going ahead, if I do cease now, the UFC will give me each assist I have to proceed having my cash and work.”

This isn’t the primary time Nunes mentioned hanging up her gloves. Months after her first-round win over then-champion Cris Cyborg, “The Lioness” advised reporters in Brazil there was an opportunity she would finish her profession with a win over Holly Holm. Nunes completed Holm in July 2019, however she returned 5 months later to defend her bantamweight title in opposition to Germaine de Randamie.

Nunes’ retirement ideas come at an uncommon second for the UFC, which has seen a number of of its champions and stars point out they’re stepping away from the octagon. Bantamweight champ. Henry Cejudo not too long ago introduced his departure from the game, but additionally hinted {that a} profitable supply would get him again within the cage. Fellow stars Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal began a public warfare with the UFC about cash.

Nunes’ case doesn’t seem like about pay.

With no clear contenders at each bantamweight and featherweight, Nunes’ prolonged layoff may give the UFC an opportunity to construct the following contender.

If “The Lioness” by no means returns to the eight-sided cage once more, she stated her legacy within the sport is already carried out: She’s the primary to “dominate” two weight courses, defeating each lady that held the UFC bantamweight and featherweight titles.



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