Amanda Nunes Retirement: UFC champ ending MMA career after ‘two or three bouts’

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UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes (Photo courtesy: @amanda_leoa/Instagram)
UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes (Photo courtesy: @amanda_leoa/Instagram)

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes revealed that she could retire after “two or three bouts”. However, the 28-year-old Brazillian mixed martial artist remains confident that she will retire undefeated.

At UFC 207, Amanda Nunes succeeded to prove that she’s currently the best female MMA fighter in her division. It only took 48 seconds for Nunes to defeat UFC star, Ronda Rousey. After defending the title, Nunes plans to move to the featherweight division and fight the winner of Holly Holm-Germaine de Randamie bout.

Holm and de Randamie will be fighting for the newly created featherweight title at UFC 208. Nunes eyes to make history and become the first female fighter to hold two belts simultaneously.

“I want to keep making history. It never happened in the UFC, with women fighting (and being champion) in two divisions. I want to be the first one,” she said. “If they give me the opportunity, I will take it.”

As of now, the UFC hasn’t given any information if they will let Nunes fight for another belt or push her to defend her title for the second time. UFC president Dana White originally planned to give Rousey the bout so the chance of Nunes to get it is high. However, Nunes is expected to face the winner between Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko, who will fight at UFC On Fox 23.

Amanda Nunes hints near retirement

In an interview, Amanda Nunes revealed that she will not be fighting for long. She talked about her retirement plans, saying that she could possibly leave the UFC after “two or three bouts”.

“I don’t know, maybe in a couple of fights,” she said about plans of hanging up the gloves. “Three, two more. I want to have a family. Fighting and having a family at the same time is difficult.”

Nunes is currently in a relationship with UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff. The UFC champ admits that Ansaroff is one of the major reasons behind her success. With her plan to have an early retirement, Nunes first plans to make history by becoming the first female fighter to rule to weight divisions.

Photo courtesy: @amanda_leoa/Instagram

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