‘I’m in a Moment That I Can Retire’- Amanda Nunes Content With Her Run in UFC

Published 03/02/2021, 10:22 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 07: Amanda Nunes of Brazil celebrates after defeating Holly Holm in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 7 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC Women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion of the world, Amanda Nunes, sat down in an interview with TSN to talk about her new experience with motherhood ahead of her fight against Megan Anderson at UFC 259.

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The interviewer asked Nunes about the changes in her lifestyle because of her daughter Raegan Ann Nunes’ birth on September 24. She was unable to control her happiness as she told him that Raegan was a happy baby.

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She added that her baby gave her a new sense of purpose and that she would be a different fighter this time around. Her partner, Nina Ansaroff, also fights in the UFC and will fight Mackenzie Dern on April 10.

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Nunes beat Felicia Spencer in her last fight in June 2020 at UFC 250. It was another dominant display where she won all five rounds. Spencer looked like she was out of her depth, and Amanda dominated the exchanges on the ground and the feet.

Shockingly, on the coattails of this dominant victory, Nunes hinted at retirement. “I’m in a moment that I can retire, you know, and I’m in a moment that I can fight,” Nunes said. “I’m fine. There’s nothing else to be done right now.”

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Amanda Nunes of Brazil celebrates her KO victory over Cris Cyborg of Brazil in their women’s featherweight bout during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018, in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

She is only 32 at the moment, but she does have a dearth of challenging competitors. Nunes holds the featherweight and bantamweight belts and is on a win-streak of 8 wins with victories over big names like Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, and Miesha Tate.

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Her being a mother was a big part of the interview, and she said, “Every time I wake in the morning, she looks at me with that beautiful smile, charging me for the rest of the day. Every day has been like that.

Her happiness was evident to see, and she will almost surely follow it up with another dominant display at UFC 259. Megan Anderson is no pushover, but she’ll be facing the greatest challenge any fighter can ever face.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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