Amanda Nunes Responds to Retirement Speculation
By FCF Staff
Amanda Nunes has talked about the possibility of retiring in the past. But, as she gets set to face Megan Anderson today at UFC 259, it sounds like the champ-champ isn’t thinking about hanging up the gloves, anytime soon.
Due to Nunes’ dominance, and because she’s now a mother of a five-month old baby, there continues to be speculation about her future. But while talking about her fighting career ahead of today’s bout, the bantamweight and featherweight champ said this (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“I work and I need to continue defending my titles, both of them,” Nunes said. “I think that I need to keep working. I think that fight (with Cyborg) is just a memory now, and moving forward I have to see what happens in the weight class below to see who my next opponent will be and just continue fighting. Now with Raegan (Nunes’ daughter), I want her to be with me through these moments and continue to fight. And if life shows me something else, without a doubt I’ll jump on it.”
The 32-year-old Nunes (20-4) hasn’t fought since last June, when she defeated featherweight contender Felicia Spencer by decision.
The 31-year-old Anderson (11-4) was booked for today’s bout, following her knockout win over Norma Dumont Viana in February, 2020.
UFC 259 will be hosted by the Apex Facility in Las Vegas.