UFC Strawweight Nina Ansaroff to Take Year Off to Start Family

By Jay Pettry Oct 10, 2019


Nina Ansaroff's family, which includes Amanda Nunes and her two belts, is about to get a bit bigger.

In an interview with ESPN on Thursday, Ansaroff (10-6) stated she is going to take a year off from fighting to have a child with her fiancée, Ultimate Fighting Championship two-division queen Amanda Nunes. Although she is not pregnant at the moment, Ansaroff explained, "we are looking into the process."

Of this decision, Nunes was elated, saying, "I am looking forward to it. That's another wonderful time in my life. I'll enjoy it." She continued, "Nina's dream is to be a mother before being a UFC champion. Having a child is Nina's biggest dream and I'm happy to share it with her."

Ansaroff's last fight in the Octagon came at UFC 238 in June, where she dropped a close decision to the undefeated Tatiana Suarez. Although she lost the first two rounds, Ansaroff came back on strong to capture the final round and show that Suarez might not be unbeatable after all. The loss snapped a four-fight win streak, where she beat Angela Hill, Randa Markos and Claudia Gadelha on the scorecards while tapping Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger with a rear-naked choke. The American is currently Sherdog.com's 6th ranked strawweight in the world, while the UFC lists her in the four spot.

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