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Amanda Nunes to retire after 2-3 UFC fights: ‘I want to have a family’

Amanda Nunes says she wants to make history, then retire after a couple more UFC title fights.

UFC Fight Night: Ansaroff v Jones-Lybarger Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Amanda Nunes had a breakthrough performance at UFC 207, when she demolished Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds. While she significantly raised her stock after the high-profile event, there’s a chance her reign at the top isn’t going to be as long as some would hope.

Nunes is confident she’s not losing that title to anyone, but she revealed to ESPN W that she isn’t planning on fighting for very long.

“Forever. Until I retire. I will comeback here and prove that,” Nunes said about how long she would be keeping her UFC belt.

When asked about those retirement plans, Nunes gave an interesting answer.

“I don’t know, maybe in a couple of fights,” she said about plans of hanging up the gloves. “Three, two more. I want to have a family. Fighting and having a family at the same time is difficult.”

As for what she plans to do with the few remaining fights, Nunes says she wants to go for history. She reiterated her goal of being the first woman to hold two belts in as many divisions.

“I want to keep making history. It never happened in the UFC, with women fighting (and being champion) in two divisions. I want to be the first one,” she said. “If they give me the opportunity, I will take it”

Nunes is still just 28-years-old. She is currently in a relationship with UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff.