AMANDA NUNES has revealed she is considering retirement in another potential huge blow to UFC.
The 32-year-old two-division queen defended her featherweight title successfully last weekend via unanimous decision in a dominating display against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250.
That made her the first double champion to defend both divisional titles while simultaneously retaining them.
Following that win the Brazilian said she is unlikely to fight again in 2020 due to the impending birth of her first daughter with UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff.
But now “The Lioness” has changed her tone dramatically as she hinted she may be about to call it quits.
Speaking to Brazilian TV show Esporte Espetacular, the double-champion said: “Ah, I don’t know, I’ve achieved everything I wanted.
“I’m well, I can go on with my life, maybe a [take]new step, maybe find new talents, help some girls there…maybe be a coach, too.
“I’m in a moment that I can retire, you know, and I’m in a moment that I can fight. I’m fine. There’s nothing else to be done right now in the division.
“The Hall of Fame will come, for sure. My life going forward, if I do stop now, the UFC will give me every support I need to continue having my money and work.”
Nunes has spoken about retirement in the past, telling reporters she would call it a day after a win over Holly Holm in July 2019, only to return to the cage to defend her bantamweight title against Germaine de Randamie.
But no doubt her remarks come at a worrying time for UFC president Dana White as several stars and champions consider whether to quit the Octagon.
Conor McGregor announced his retirement earlier this month. Bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo announced his departure but hinted a lucrative offer could entice him back.
And both light-heavyweight belt holder Jon Jones and “BMF” champ Jorge Masvidal have publicly gone to war with UFC over pay.