With baby on the way, Amanda Nunes is latest UFC fighter to contemplate retirement
Amanda Nunes UFC 250 after fighting two belts
After her last win and with a baby on the way, UFC double champion Amanda Nunes is now considering retiring.
It doesn't sound like Nunes made a decision one way or another, but after beating the best in two divisions, there are few pressing challenges beyond her motherhood in her immediate future.
Former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo retired after defeating Dominick Cruz. Superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement immediately after Nunes' last fight. And UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who is involved in a contract dispute with the UFC, has shown that he is willing to take at least a break, if not a full resignation.
Nunes has achieved tremendous performance in her career and won the bantamweight and featherweight championships. This is something no other UFC fighter, regardless of gender, has done. No one held belts in two divisions at the same time and defended both.
Nune's plans for 2020 do not include fighting
After Nunes recently sent former Invicta FC champion Felicia Spencer to UFC 250, she said she would likely take the rest of the year off the fight as her partner Nina Ansaroff gave birth to the couple's first child, Raegan Ann should bring Nunes in September.
"A break for sure," said Nunes when asked what would come next after UFC 250. "I have to see what's going on with my legs. I always get hurt with that leg. I don't know what's going on. And my baby is coming in three months, she'll be here. I have to organize a lot of things, her room, and I really need a break now. I think maybe it’s safe (the rest of 2020). "
Only a few UFC goals for Nunes to conquer
Now, however, Nunes is at least considering getting out of the fight more than the rest of the year. In an interview with Esporte Espetacular, she pointed out that she may be willing to go beyond active fighting.
"Ah, I don't know (what's next). I've accomplished everything I wanted. I'm fine. I can continue my life, maybe take a new step, maybe find new talent, help some girls there, maybe also become coaches, "said Nunes.
"I am in a moment when I can withdraw and I am at a moment when I can fight. I am fine. There is currently nothing else to do in the department. The Hall of Fame will definitely come. My future life, if I quit now, the UFC will give me all the support I need to continue to have my money and work. ”
The only sure next step for the woman, whom many consider to be one of the greatest fighters of all time, is to wait for her first child to arrive and to enlarge her family.
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