Amanda Nunes firm-mindedly called it quits from the UFC and is not interested in coming out of retirement anytime soon as she thinks her body really needs a break. Nunes last fought against Irene Aldana and claimed a dominating unanimous decision win.
She ended her professional career with a record of 23-5. No one knew that it would be Nunes’s last title defense, and it will be interesting to see who ends up fighting for the vacant women’s bantamweight belt. Nunes does not see Juliana Pena as worthy enough for the belt, but Pena will most likely fight for the belt next.
Perhaps after Amanda Nunes gets the much-needed break, we could see her return in the distant future.
Amanda Nunes on coming out of retirement
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the former UFC fighter Amanda Nunes spoke about her retirement decision and explained why she needs a break.
“I cannot kick as much anymore,” Nunes said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “My legs have nerve damage from over the years. So things are starting to get harder for me. My shoulders need rest, my knees.
Even my teeth need work after getting hit in the mouth so many times. I don’t see myself back in the cage any time soon. I am looking forward to a break. My body needs this”. “That week, the idea of retiring slowly crept up on me, fight week is intense.
I had so much to do. It was very tiring. Nunes further said: Every interview, I was asked, ‘When are you going to retire?’ I definitely felt exhausted. I needed a break. The weight cut, everything. I never thought I would have the strength to retire, but I need this break.
It was the right moment to go. I need to take care of my body and give it a break, we’ll see what happens in the future”.
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