EXCLUSIVE | Din Thomas doesn’t believe Amanda Nunes will fight at featherweight again

Amanda Nunes
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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.

“I doubt it, unless she wants to but as of right now, I doubt it,” Thomas continued. “It really makes no sense. I haven’t seen her this active on social media in a long time and I saw her banter with Megan Anderson, and Amanda was saying there is no division. When you think about it, there’s only Anderson and Cyborg at featherweight so, why would she stay there for her sake? She’s looking out for herself and for her, she wants to fight girls at bantamweight and she should do that.”

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