Amanda Nunes has conquered the world of UFC, and she recently addressed the possibility of joining WWE when her fighting career is over.
Nunes is one of the most accomplished women in UFC history, and as both Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion, the first woman to become a two-division champion in the company. Prior to Nunes, only Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor have managed to hold gold in two divisions simultaneously.
It’s not uncommon for MMA stars to cross over into the world of professional wrestling, with talent such as Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, and Matt Riddle finding great success. Speaking in a new interview with the New York Post, Nunes was asked if she may follow suit when her own MMA career comes to an end. She had this to say in response:
“It depends on the contract, you know? If the contract is amazing, why not?” she asked. “What I wanted to do in MMA, I did already — even more than I thought in my head when I went through my whole career. I became a double champion. I wanted only one — I had two … I’m so happy, and whatever comes after I’m done with UFC, we’ll see. For sure you guys will see me around, anyways.”
Back in April, it was announced that the sports entertainment giant would be merging with UFC to form a new $21+ billion entity under parent company Endeavor, leading fans to speculate as to whether more crossover between the two promotions would be possible in the future.
Endeavor head Ari Emanuel will be CEO of the new entity, which is named TKO Group Holdings and will be traded as TKO on the New York Stock Exchange. Vince McMahon will serve as Executive Chairman of the Board, while Nick Khan and Dana White will serve as presidents of WWE and UFC respectively. Speaking about the sale, AEW President Tony Khan said he believes the move to be a “big positive.”