Have we witnessed the previous of Amanda Nunes in the Octagon?
That may well be the case. Next a dominant a person sided gain over Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 before in June, the double champ and undeniable women’s GOAT is chatting about retirement.
“Ah, I do not know, I have realized almost everything I preferred,” Nunes a short while ago informed Esporte Espetacular (translation through MMA Fighting). “I’m nicely, I can go on with my daily life, maybe a new move, maybe come across new talents, support some girls there…maybe be a coach, too.”
“I’m in a second that I can retire, you know, and I’m in a second that I can battle. I’m great. There’s absolutely nothing else to be completed correct now in the division. The Hall of Fame will appear, for guaranteed. My lifetime likely forward, if I do halt now, the UFC will give me each individual aid I have to have to go on obtaining my money and work.”
That is an exciting perspective to just take contemplating how quite a few other fighters earlier and present are now railing from the UFC for not paying them ample through their occupations. Nunes as very well experienced many squabbles with the marketing on her way to getting to be the women’s bantamweight and featherweight champ, so she knows how fickle the marketing can be with athletes thought of outside their little circle of loyal soldiers.
At this level, a nice non-controversial champion retirement with no indication that shell out is involved may well essentially receive her some appreciation from UFC brass. An chance to shutter the stalled 145 pound division. Far more oxygen for the females coming up at 135 lbs. And if she receives the itch to occur back in two or a few a long time to confront the inevitable new queen of the division? You know ‘retirement’ is a incredibly flexible phrase in mixed martial arts.
And which is one thing we’re guaranteed the UFC would assist, at least.
Following her title defense at UFC 251, Nunes said she planned on getting the relaxation of 2020 off to prepare for the arrival of the little one she’s possessing with her spouse and fellow UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff. So she’s received a ton of time to feel points around … and a single much more significant explanation to hold up her gloves.