Who says you can’t go home?
Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is teaming back up with her former employer, Invicta FC, as “Lioness” has snagged a role with the promotion’s athlete development team.
According to a recent press release, Nunes will help out with matchmaking and serve as an ambassador for the all-female fight league, as well as scouting her native Brazil and parts of the U.S. for new talent.
“I’ve known and worked with Amanda for a long time, going all the way back to our Strikeforce days,” Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp said. “She was already part of the Invicta family, but now it’s official; now it’s on paper. I can’t think of a better ambassador for the sport and our organization.”
For Nunes, it’s a chance to help women’s MMA grow without actually scrapping.
“I’ve been very fortunate throughout my career to fight for the best organizations in the world,” Nunes said. “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 a part of their journey at Invicta.”
Nunes went 1-1 for Knapp from 2012-2013 before getting the call up to the big leagues. Currently on a five-fight win streak, “Lioness” has been on the campaign trail trying to secure a Featherweight title fight against Cris Cyborg.
While two of the three parties involved in securing a deal (Nunes and Dana White) are ready to rumble, the most important piece isn’t so crazy about it, as Cyborg has repeatedly stated that fighting Nunes isn’t her top priority.