Two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes is contemplating retiring. Nunes has emerged as the greatest female fighter of all time.
She is coming off of a dominant five-round performance over top featherweight contender Felicia Spencer earlier this month. Amanda Nunes successfully defended her featherweight crown by defeating Spencer 50-44, 50-44, and 50-45 unanimous decision.
Amanda Nunes looked her absolute best in her last outing. She outstruck Spencer 124-42 in significant strikes and successfully executed six takedowns out of seven attempts. Spencer went 0-7 on takedowns.
Amanda Nunes contemplating retirement
Nunes is expecting a baby girl with her wife Nina Ansaroff and she will likely sit out for the remainder of the year. Following her dominant win earlier this month, the UFC seems to be running out of competition for Nunes and in an interview with the Brazilian TV show Esporte Espetacular she stated that she may retire.
“Ah, I don’t know, I’ve achieved everything I wanted,” Nunes said. “I’m well, I can go on with my life, maybe a [take] new step, maybe find new talents, help some girls there…maybe be a coach, too.
“I’m in a moment that I can retire, you know, and I’m in a moment that I can fight. I’m fine. There’s nothing else to be done right now in the division. The Hall of Fame will come, for sure. My life going forward, if I do stop now, the UFC will give me every support I need to continue having my money and work.” Nunes concluded.
Nunes has defended the title in both featherweight and bantamweight division. Prior to her fight at UFC 250, she defended her bantamweight title against Germaine De Randamie at UFC 245.
Dana White says Amanda Nunes isn’t respected due to gender bias
Despite being a dominant champion Nunes isn’t respected amongst the fans like her male peers and UFC president Dana White believes that gender bias is to be blamed for that.
“I think it’s because she’s a woman, to be honest with you,” White told TMZ. “First of all, let’s start here — most of these guys that cover the sport don’t know sh*t about the sport anyway. Half of these guys have never been in a fight in their life. Not even half — 99.9 percent of them have never been in a fight in their life and the 0.1 percent got beat up a few times. That’s about it.” White concluded.