UFC: Dan Lambert Opens Up On Amanda Nunes’ Future
Reigning two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes, successfully defended her featherweight title against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 last month, which took her incredible unbeaten record to eleven wins inside the Octagon.
Focus On The Family
Following her most recent win, Nunes hinted at retirement. Speaking to BJPenn.com, the owner of the American Top Team Dan Lambert, explained that the 32 year old is currently focused on her private life, as she is expecting her first child with her wife and fellow UFC fighter, Nina Ansaroff.
“Amanda does a lot of the family stuff after fights,” Lambert said. “She came to the gym after the fight for a celebration just talking to everybody. She hasn’t been back training since they are getting ready to have a baby.
“But, she lives just down the street and I spoke with her the other day. She’s good and when something comes around, she’ll start training, probably sooner rather than later.”
Despite taking a little break from training, Lambert doesn’t believe Nunes is going to retire.
“Yeah, I would be really surprised [if she retired],” he said. “You spend your whole life busting your ass to get to the point where she is right now and make some really good money. To do all that work to get there and only reap the benefits for a couple of fights, it doesn’t make sense.
“She is now in a position to take care of her family for the rest of her life. I would be surprised if she didn’t take advantage of that.”
Nunes is widely regarded as the female GOAT, but Lambert would also put her in the top five mixed martial artists of all time, men and women.
“It is not just beating those names, but it is how she beat them,” Lambert said. “Ronda and Cyborg didn’t go a minute. Miesha and Holly didn’t get out of the first round, she is not just beating the best of the best she is starching them.
“She is the GOAT female and I put her in the top-five of all-time. She’s in the same conversation as the GSPs of the world.”
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