It is going to be a while before fans see Ansaroff in the Octagon again and when she returns, it will happen at flyweight.
“There’s no official news. Everyone’s waiting, we’re waiting and when there is official news, everyone will know,” Ansaroff said to TMZ Sports (via MMA Fighting). “I’m taking a year off. Whatever happens in this year, is going to happen in this year. 100 percent [I will return]. I’m going to fight at 125 [pounds] though.”
Flyweight is one of the two weight classes not ruled by two division UFC champion Amanda Nunes, who is the fiancee of Ansaroff.
Fans won’t see a sluggish Ansaroff return after she starts a family with Nunes, as the fighter plans on training throughout the pregnancy.
“I’m going to be training throughout my pregnancy. I’m going to stay in shape,” Ansaroff said. “I’m not going to just not doing anything and jump in. I’ve never had a baby before so I don’t know what to expect but I’ve come back from other injuries and really bad accidents to being a professional athlete where they said it’s not possible. I don’t know. I’ve never had a baby. I’ve had friends that have had babies but they’re also not an athlete but they’re also not me.”
There is no word at this time as to whether or not Nunes will also be taking any time off alongside Ansaroff as they start their journey to parenthood.