Amanda Nunes Says She Won’t Fight At UFC 249

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Two division UFC champion Amanda Nunes is scheduled to defend the women’s featherweight title against Felicia Spencer at UFC 249.

However, it appears that there won’t be no women’s featherweight title bout on the card, as Nunes says she isn’t fighting at the event. 

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"Actually, I'm not fighting May 9," Nunes said to CBS Sports. "I'm going to fight, [but] I don't know yet. I don't think this is the right time for me right now to fight. Let this coronavirus pass a little bit so I can at least have a full camp. We can maybe see around June, [but] let's see what is going to happen. But I'm not fighting [May 9]."

If Nunes is officially off the card, it would mean that UFC 249 is down to just two title bouts.

Nunes also says that her lack of training time due to the coronavirus pandemic has also been an issue.

"The gym opened just for people that has fights coming up," Nunes said. "It's not many people, just me and a couple guys that are going to be on the same card as me. We all have separate training with just me and my coach, one on one.  I keep in shape like that. I go to the gym only one time in the morning and do everything. I do a couple of things by myself and some things that I need a coach. Then I come home and I really do everything I need to keep in shape. I have a treadmill and some weights."

UFC 249 takes place on Saturday, May 9 from an undisclosed location with Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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