San Diego, CA – UFC flyweight Nina Nunes walked away from the sport of MMA after earning a decision win over Cynthia Calvillo at UFC San Diego on Saturday night.
Speaking to Cageside Press among other media Nunes sat at the interview desk with her daughter on her lap.
“Man these last few months have been heavy. Amanda’s (Nunes) rematch, opening a new gym, moving, having a 2-year-old. So it’s just been a lot. That emotion of Amanda losing after a long time I just wanted her to secure that while trying to coach her and then train at the same time,” Nunes said.
“I always wanted to have more kids. I wanted them close together. I’m not doing that comeback again because that was horrible so I’m just going to stop and make a couple in a row.”
Nunes has been a professional MMA fighter since 2010. 12 years into her career she began to think about the end and decided to call it after he fight on Saturday night.
“After I fought Mackenzie (Dern) my next fight was going to be retirement fight. I was going to fight Amanda Lemos, I ended up having kidney stones again going to 15 (strawweigh). It just wasn’t healthy for me to 15. 25 (flyweight) I feel my best and I just wanted one more,” Nunes said.
“Two careers at the highest level in the same household is really rough. I do want to help the future and the next girls coming up so that’s what I’m going to focus my time on now.”
Her fight with Calvillo was supposed to take place on July 9th, but a stomach issue took Nunes off the card. The UFC decided to move the fight to Saturday night.
“I had plans the day after that fight for my retirement. So I was like come on, I can’t even retire in peace? Every fight I had something and I can’t even retire in peace this is ridiculous. I told Amanda ‘One more thing’ you know? This morning I had really bad cramps and I’m like ‘Are you serious? Is this really happening right now?’ But you know what….I wasn’t as exciting this fight,” Nunes said.
“I just wanted the win so I could bring Raegan (Nunes) in there and take a picture with her.”
Watch the entire post-fight media scrum with Nina Nunes above.