Nina Nunes announced her retirement from the sport immediately after her split-decision victory over Cynthia Calvillo at UFC On ESPN 41 in San Diego last night.
“As a fighter, I think I’ve done what I wanted to,” Nines said in the Octagon after the fight. “It started as a hobby. I got all the way here. I’m going to focus on coaching and bringing up those girls that are struggling right now.
“I want more babies. So I’m stepping away to have another kid.”
Nunes, known as Nina Ansaroff before her marriage to UFC double-champion Amanda Nunes, compiled a 5-4 run during her time in the UFC. That included a strong four-fight winning streak between 2017-2018 that saw her climbing up the rankings with victories over Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, Angela Hill, Randa Markos and Claudio Gadelha.
However, losses to Tatiana Suarez and Mackenzie Dern, in addition to her marriage to Nunes and giving birth to their first child together appears to have changed her focus in life and so she now bows out of the sport with an overall 11-7 record.