Nunes Claims She’s Already Done with 145

All of a sudden, it seems like Amanda Nunes won’t be competing in the UFC’s women’s featherweight division for long after all.

Nunes, who has been the UFC women’s bantamweight champion since winning the title at UFC 200 in July 2016, knocked out Cris Cyborg in less than a minute at UFC 232 last month to win the UFC women’s featherweight title. This made Nunes the first woman to hold two UFC titles simultaneously — the third overall UFC fighter to do such — and the first woman to win UFC titles in two weight classes at any point —the sixth overall fighter in UFC history to do so.

Cyborg, who tasted defeat for the first time since her 2005 pro MMA debut, has pushed for an immediate rematch, which UFC President Dana White wasn’t interested in doing.

But now in a twist, it appears Nunes has no plans to stick around and fight in the 145-pound weight class. In a Twitter response to Cyborg, Nunes also suggested Cyborg face Kayla Harrison, a former two-title gold medalist judoka who competes at lightweight in the PFL and is 3-0 in her professional MMA career. Nunes trains with Harrison at American Top Team.

Nunes, who was recently also called out by former bantamweight champion and featherweight title challenger Holly Holm for a title opportunity, further teased moving down to 125 and facing Valentina Shevchenko once more to claim the women’s flyweight title and earn triple-champion status.

Original Story: MMA Junkie

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