With brutal back-to-back wins over Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey, Amanda Nunes has just established herself as a real player in the UFC.
The win over Tate at UFC 200 garnered her the promotion’s 135-pound title. The victory over Rousey AT ufc 207 solidified her claim to be the best bantamweight in the world whilst also lending her greater name-recognition and credibility in the mainstream.
For Nunes, who turned pro all the way back in 2008, a time when the path to stardom in women’s MMA had yet to be trodden, it’s been a long journey. But at just 28 years old, she still has plenty of time to bask in her newfound celebrity, create an impressive legacy and make a lot of cash.
However, it seems that Nunes isn’t thinking of sticking around for very long at all.
During a recent appearance on ESPN’s Be Honest With Cari Champion, ‘The Lioness’ revealed that she only plans on having a 2-3 more fights before she retires to start a family.
Nunes is currently in a relationship with UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff, who just retired Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger at UFC Fight Night 103, and it seems that Ansaroff will be the one to carry the couple’s first child. She, however, seems intent on returning to action after the child is born.
“I’m gonna get the bill within a year and a half, two years,” Ansaroff said later on the show(via MMAMania). “I can pause. Get a baby and then come back. A lot of girls in the UFC already have a baby. There’s a bunch of girls that have babies and go back.”
“You’re pregnant for eight or nine months, but I was in a really bad motorcycle accident that messed me up way more than a baby would do to my body, so I think I’ll be fine.”
One of Nunes’ remaining fights seems likely to be for the UFC women’s featherweight title. The Brazilian has made no secret of the fact that she wants to become the first two-weight women’s champion in UFC history and if she has her way, she will get that opportunity next time out.
The inaugural UFC women’s featherweight title fight is set to take place next month at UFC 208 in Brooklyn. Former bantamweight queen Holly Holm will take on Germaine de Randamie for the newly created strap.