Amanda Nunes confident ahead of UFC 245

Amanda Nunes off May 9 card, Fight with Spencer moved to June

The UFC’s plans to make their May 9 card as stacked as possible just hit a major speed bump.

Today, Amanda Nunes told CBS Sports that she will not be fighting in May. Her agent, Dan Lambert, also confirmed that news to ESPN.

Nunes was scheduled to make her first featherweight title defense against Felicia Spencer. That fight will now have to wait because Nunes doesn’t feel comfortable fighting right now during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I don’t think this is the right time for me right now to fight,” Nunes said. “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.”

Not only is training camp an issue for the double champ, but Lambert added that Nunes entered training camp with a small injury and needs more time for it to heal.

According to ESPN, Spencer said the UFC told her to be ready for June, so she is adjusting her schedule to fight then.

Nunes (19-4) is considered to be the greatest women’s fighter of all time. She enters the fight on a 10 fighting winning streak, including five title defenses. The 31-year-old has UFC women’s records for wins (12) and championship fight wins (7).

Spencer (8-1) is fairly new to the UFC. This fight will be her fourth with the organization. Her lone loss came at UFC 240 to Cris Cyborg, who Nunes knocked out in 51 seconds to win the featherweight championship.

There are still two other title fights scheduled for the May 9 card. In the main event, Tony Ferguson will fight Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight championship. Also in the co-main event, Henry Cejudo will make his first bantamweight title defense against former champion Dominick Cruz.

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