Two-weight UFC champion Amanda Nunes made some headlines last week when she said that she was ‘done’ fighting at featherweight after she defeated former champion Cris Cyborg in 51 seconds at UFC 232 to become the UFC’s first ever two-weight women’s champion.
While Nunes stated that many knew the featherweight division was only made for the arrival of Cyborg, another featherweight, Megan Anderson took exception to Nunes’ comments and called for her to be stripped of the title. As the division’s future is up in the air, one person close to Nunes believes she won’t fight again at featherweight.
In an exclusive interview with BJPenn.com, American Top Team coach Din Thomas says he believes Nunes is the greatest women’s fighter of all-time and she doesn’t really have much left to prove in her career.
“Amanda showed up [vs Cyborg] and proved she’s the best female fighter to ever walk the planet,” Thomas said. “I don’t know, I don’t know who could beat her in the history of women.”
When asked if he believes Nunes will ever fight again at featherweight, Thomas said he doesn’t believe so because there’s not much left there for her anyways.
Amanda Nunes win over Cyborg capped off what was a remarkable 2018 year for the American Top Team gym and team, and now moving forward the two-weight champion has the cards in her hands. She’s cemented her place among the current best fighters in the world, and it’s hard to argue against her future status as a future Hall Of Famer.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/22/2019