‘Best Decision I Ever Made’- Amanda Nunes on Becoming a Mother

Published 03/05/2021, 7:00 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 12: Amanda Nunes of Brazil celebrates victory over Raquel Pennington of the United States in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC 224 event at Jeunesse Arena on May 12, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


UFC two-division champion, Amanda Nunes, spoke to Aaron Bronsteter from TSN as she prepares to compete at UFC 259. ‘The Lioness’ takes on Megan Anderson in the co-main event of a card that is heavily stacked. Chiefly, there are four champions competing on the card with three titles on the line, and Nunes is one of those four names.

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The aforementioned featherweight fight poses several intriguing questions, especially when looking at Megan Anderson’s stature for the division. Anderson towers over the champion, and Nunes will have to figure out how to put forth an effective offense against the Australian. However, the odds are heavily in her favor and fans expect another dominant performance under her belt.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 05: In this handout image provided by UFC, Amanda Nunes of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 250 weigh-in at UFC APEX on June 05, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Amanda Nunes speaks out on motherhood

The Lioness’, who welcomed a child last year with her partner Nina Ansaroff, has a new motivation every time she fights. What’s more, Amanda Nunes decided to bring her baby along with her during fight week, a rather uncommon occurrence. Bronsteter asked Nunes to elaborate on what it meant to be fighting with a renewed sense of motivation.

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“Everything about being a mother, I cannot say only one thing is making me like so happy. It’s the best decision that I ever made. I feel like honestly, everything, being a part of this moment. Raising a baby, a little human, it’s amazing. We enjoy every single day. Me and Nina fight all the time to have her in the arm.”

“I feel like it’s a step in my life. Other times like ‘what is next?’ What is going to keep me moving forward in the sport, like breaking records and having the belt of course with me. This time it’s different, this time I’m going to be able to share with my daughter…It’s just a new moment in my life and I’m like pretty excited and it makes me very happy.”

While it’s clear that Nunes is overjoyed about being a mother, questions have begun to circulate about her longevity in the sport. She has flirted with the idea of retirement, and it’s possible that she’s reaching the end of her historic run. Regardless of the number of fights she has left, Amanda Nunes has truly solidified her spot as the GOAT in women’s MMA.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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