Just over a month since becoming the first female double champion in UFC history, Amanda Nunes has said she may retire sooner than first thought.
Speaking backstage at UFC: Fortaleza this past Saturday, the bantamweight and featherweight champion revealed that her mother told her she should retire from MMA in a recent visit and would consider her suggestion.
“I went home to see my family and stay a little bit with my family and my mom [said], ‘I think you should retire,’” Nunes said as transcribed by MMAJunkie. “[She said], ‘You’ve done everything in the sport already, you’ve got everything you want, you’re double champion and I feel like you should take a little bit. Maybe if you want to fight one more time and take a little break, maybe after a long break come back and fight one more time, but I feel like you should.’ I think [about it] a little bit. We’ll see with this next stage what’s going on.”
Nunes would also weigh in on her rumoured next match-up after Holly Holm was removed from her upcoming scheduled UFC 235 bout with Aspen Ladd.
“They don’t call me yet, but I’m waiting for it,” Nunes said of a potential Holm fight. “Let’s see what’s going to happen. I think this fight is very interesting. Holly Holm is the only fighter who is a former champions who I didn’t fight her. That would be an interesting fight for sure.”
“I’m a little bit tired of all the big fights,” Nunes continued. “Everyone is happy and glad and proud that I did all that and I want a little break to get a family and focus more on Nina [Ansaroff]’s career. We’ll see. I say those thing, but you know how fighting is. We get involved so much and then we want to do it again. We’ll see. I’m looking for this fight with Holly for sure and I’m ready for the call.”