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AMANDA’S NEW GIG

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The career shelf life of a professional athlete is a short one generally. The shelf life of one in combat sports is shorter than short. However, to get to the top; one must be all in. Eat, drink, breathe, sleep it. As they say; once you take an ounce of your mind off the prize, it’s a quick slide down. Now that may be over stating it a bit, but; you must admit once a fighter starts doing something other than fighting; their fighting can suffer. At least that’s the way an old school mind works. In this day and age it’s all about diversifying ones portfolio and value. There’s a litany of fighters that moonlight as broadcasters among other things. Now arguably one of the toughest women fighters in the UFC has joined that group.

29 year old Brazilian bantamweight champion AMANDA NUNES who put an end to MIESHA TATE then RONDA ROUSEY has a new job. She’s signed on to join INVICTA FC as part of their athlete development team. The 15-4 fighter was 1-1 under the Invicta banner. Her main responsibilities will be doing some talent scouting and assist in match making. The fact that Invicta is almost like a “minor league” for the bigger companies like Bellator and especially the UFC; she’ll be seeing possible future opponents early on. With no challengers (except for maybe Cyborg soon) on the horizon and the UFC off Saturday; she’ll be at the Invicta FC 27 weigh-ins and face offs.

Amanda has said, “I’ve been very fortunate throughout my career to fight for the best organizations in the world, in my new position I hope to be able to use my experience as a fighter and a champion to help groom the next generation. I’m honored to be part of their journey at Invicta”. At UFC 215 in Canada she extended her current win streak to 6. For the 2nd time she took a decision win over VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO; who’s expected to drop from bantam weight and go after the flyweight title. With all the top ranked fighters unable to fight this seemed like a perfect time to expand her resume.

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