A little over a week since her latest victory, which saw her successfully defend her featherweight title against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250, two-weight champion Amanda Nunes has admitted that she’s considering the possibility of retiring from the sport.
Nunes had previously said after the event that she planned to take the rest of the year off, but now she’s looking to potentially just hang up her gloves for good instead.
“Ah, I don’t know, I’ve achieved everything I wanted,” Nunes said on Brazilian TV show, Esporte Espetacular. “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.”
In all fairness, there really aren’t many options for Nunes out there at the moment as she has ran through everybody the two divisions have to offer.
Its also likely that would have to be a big fight to excite Nunes at this stage in her career, as she’s already experienced the highest of highs defeating the likes of Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Cris ‘Cyborg’ and Valentina Shevchencko (twice) during her stellar 11-fight winning streak.
Still, it would be a shame if that really was to be the end of the career for one of the sports pound-for-pound greats, especially since she’s still fresh at 32-years-old, so hopefully new contenders will rise to the forefront sooner rather than later to give her a reason to return.