Amanda Nunes, who now holds the UFC bantamweight and featherweight titles, is currently linked to a UFC 237 showdown with former bantamweight champ Holly Holm — though the fight is not official yet.
If this fight does happen, it sounds as though it could be the last for Amanda Nunes.
Speaking to the media backstage at last weekend’s UFC Fortaleza card, the two-division champ claimed that, after speaking with her mother, retirement is now on her mind.
“I went home to see my family and stay a little bit with my family and my mom (said), ‘I think you should retire,’” she said (via 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 added that she’d like to start focusing more on the career of her fiancee, UFC strawweight contender Nina Ansaroff.
“I’m a little bit tired of all the big fights,” Nunes said. “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’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.”
Whatever the case, Amanda Nunes confirmed that a fight with Holly Holm is definitely in the works — she’s just waiting on the call.
“They don’t call me yet, but I’m waiting for it,” he said. “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.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/4/2019.