Amanda Nunes once again confirmed herself to be the greatest female MMA fighter of all time when the double champ successfully defended her featherweight title against Felicia Spencer on Saturday night at UFC 250, but it looks like that’s the last that we’ll be seeing of her in 2020.
“A break for sure,” Nunes told reporters when asked what comes next. “I have to see what’s going on with my legs. I always get hurt with this leg — I don’t know what’s going on. And my baby is coming in three months, she’s going to be here. I have to organize a lot of things, her room, and I really need a break right now. … I think maybe off [the rest of the year] for sure.”
While it’s always somewhat disappointing to know that one of the sport’s greatest fighters is going to be taking some time out, in Nunes’ case it might be a good thing as it will give the rest of the bantamweight and featherweight divisions time to establish clear contenders, as right now Nunes has essentially defeated a who’s who of each weight class, leaving no obvious challengers to compete against.
With her current winning streak now standing at 11-fights, including wins over the likes of Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Valentina Shevchenko (twice) and Holly Holm, there’s no doubt that Nunes has more than earned the right to rest up and enjoy some extended family time.