UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes on Thursday shot down the chance that she’ll be preventing at UFC 237 in her native Brazil on Could 11.
“Will probably be robust,” Nunes stated in an interview with Combate. “I am occupied with preventing ultimately of the yr, round November or December. I am in Brazil now, caring for household issues, would not have time to get ready for Could.”
Brazilian legend Anderson Silva has already booked his subsequent struggle, and it’ll happen in his homeland on Could 11 in opposition to Jared Cannonier.
A doable subsequent opponent for Nunes (17-Four) may very well be former champion Holly Holm (12-Four), who beforehand held the bantamweight belt after knocking out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Holm was slated struggle Aspen Ladd at UFC 235 subsequent month however was pulled from the cardboard.
Nunes, coming off a dominant first-round knockout in opposition to longtime featherweight champion Cris Cyborg in December, stated she’d be eager about dealing with Holm subsequent.
“I need to defend my [bantamweight] belt first, as a result of once I moved up, I left the division stalled,” Nunes stated. “I feel it is sensible that the following struggle is in opposition to Holly Holm, the one ex-champion I have never confronted. After, I feel it will be cool to rematch Cyborg. After which I will cease.
“I do not know what number of fights I’ve left; after the following one we’ll renegotiate. I feel I’ve to do two extra and retire. And if I’ve the itch to come back again, I’ll.”