After losing her iron grip on the bantamweight title, Amanda Nunes is now reportedly making a break away from her long-time association with the ATT gym.
According to Combate, Nunes is leaving the gym to start her own with her wife Nina Nunes, which it is believed will still be based in Florida where they live.
Nunes joined ATT all the way back in 2014 at a time when she was coming off a loss to Cat Zingano and it quickly proved to be a match made in heaven as the Brazilian star was soon embarking on a remarkable 12-fight unbeaten run.
Along the way ‘The Lioness’ won both the bantamweight and featherweight titles will defeating a who’s-who of the weight classes, including the likes of Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Valentina Shevchenko (twice), Miesha Tate and Holly Holm to name but a few.
However, late last year that remarkable run finally came to a close in stunning fashion, with Nunes losing by submission to a massive underdog in Julianna Pena. It was a perplexing performance from Nunes, who started brightly, but faded badly in the second round and looked uncharacteristically sloppy and undisciplined with her striking before quickly tapping out once the fight hit the mat.
The 33-year-old vowed to fix her mistakes and avenge her loss, and given her past achievements few would doubt her ability to do so, but moving away from ATT and opting to start her own gym rather than go to another established camp certainly adds another interesting wrinkle to her eventual comeback fight, whenever that may be.