Felicia Spencer is less than a month away from the biggest fight of her life. When the UFC returns to action on May 9, Spencer will be fighting for the featherweight championship against Amanda Nunes.
While this is indeed an exciting time for the 29-year-old, there is still some uncertainty that comes along with it. Right now with the COVID-19 pandemic taking place, there are a lot of questions yet to be answered for the upcoming event.
Spencer appeared on The Miesha Tate Show and the MMA on SiriusXM twitter account shared a brief part of the show. In the interview, Spencer said there’s a possibility she may only have one coach in her corner.
“I’m kind of mentally prepared that if this isn’t going to happen in a driveable distance, then I’m prepared to go with one coach, or with just my husband,” Spencer said.
Spencer added that she feels a bit of nostalgia with upcoming given the way it’s coming together.
“I can’t really argue against how the fights will turn out,” said Spencer. “It’s kind of like a throw back to the old UFC days when things were a lot more chaotic and thrown together last minute.”
Like many fighters right now during the coronavirus pandemic, Spencer’s training is a different than usual. In fact, this upcoming title fight is the only thing driving her to fight during this time.
“I’ve been telling people that if I didn’t have a fight lined up, I would probably be on board with all the fighters coming out and saying they wouldn’t want to take a fight and that they wouldn’t be ok with going through camp like this.”
Spencer earned a shot against Nunes by picking up a win over Zarah Fairn Dos Santos in February. She is 8-1 in her career with her lone loss coming by decision to Cris Cyborg.
Both Nunes and Spencer train in Florida and Spencer has previously stated that she’d like the fight to take place in “The Sunshine State.”