Amanda Nunes shocked the MMA world when she left her longtime MMA gym, American Top Team. Many assumed the move could have something to do with Kayla Harrison or issues with her coaches after losing to Julianna Pena at UFC 269.
The situation is actually a simple one and Amanda Nunes assures it’s all about her career after she’s done fighting in the UFC. The current featherweight champion wants to become a coach.
“You know like I said, after all this is done, I wanna be a coach,” Nunes told ESPN. “So, when I say I wanna open a gym, I didn’t say I’m gonna open a public gym. I wanna open a private space. If I have to start over, I wanna do some things the way I wanna do. So, it’s gonna be something that I wanna do as my private coach, that I really wanna be better for next rematch.”
Amanda Nunes is set to coach ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ against Julianna Pena. The UFC reality show is set for its 30th season after starting back in 2005. The featherweight champion sees it as the perfect opportunity to practice her coaching.
“Every fighter one day wanna be a coach,” Nunes explained. “This is a perfect opportunity to start it now with a bunch of fighters, see how I do with them, to put my experience out there. They gonna share something with me too. So, so happy to share this stage with them and help them get their dream come true.”