Amanda Nunes Hints At Retirement After Holly Holm Fight
Whilst talking to the media at UFC Fortaleza, UFC double champion Amanda Nunes, hinted that she will fight Holly Holm next and then retire (as transcribed by MMA Junkie).
“I went home to see my family and stay a little bit with my family and my mom [said], ‘I think you should retire’. [She said], ‘You’ve done everything in the sport already, you’ve got everything you want, you’re double champion and I feel like you should take a little bit. Maybe if you want to fight one more time and take a little break, maybe after a long break come back and fight one more time, but I feel like you should.’ I think (about it) a little bit. We’ll see with this next stage what’s going on.”
Although Nunes said a fight with Holm hasn’t been officially offered to her, she was ready for the call.
“They don’t call me yet, but I’m waiting for it. Let’s see what’s going to happen. I think this fight is very interesting. Holly Holm is the only fighter who is a former champions who I didn’t fight her. That would be an interesting fight for sure.”
Although the Holm fight obviously interests the featherweight and bantamweight champion, she is almost at the point where she wants to hang up her gloves to start a family.
“I’m a little bit tired of all the big fights. Everyone is happy and glad and proud that I did all that and I want a little break to get a family and focus more on Nina’s career. We’ll see. I say those thing, but you know how fighting is. We get involved so much and then we want to do it again. We’ll see. I’m looking for this fight with Holly for sure and I’m ready for the call.”