RIO DE JANEIRO – Amanda Nunes is a champion of firsts. Every now and then, Nunes would poke her, asking for words that slipped or confirmation on specific memories. She’s also a training partner and, ultimately, one of the reasons behind the re-routing that allowed a previously promising-but-inconsistent Nunes to finally ascend to the bantamweight throne. This has been helping her to work with me, my emotions and everything. In fact, when the strawweight first showed up at Florida’s MMA Masters gym, Nunes saw her now-girlfriend as competition – and treated her as such.
In 2013, she became the first Brazilian woman to sign with the UFC. Having their lives so deeply intertwined, the champion believes, has made Ansaroff a valuable tool in the octagon, as well. If anyone can help me by my side during a fight, it’s Nina, because she really knows me. “Back in the day, the first sparring sessions I had with her were very aggressive,” Nunes said.
People have to be happy seeing other people being happy.” UFC strawweight Ansaroff – who Nunes refers to as “Ansinha” (which translates to “Little Ansa” in Portuguese), was in the audience during the Q&A. For Miesha, my training was with Nina and the amateurs – I only had two training sessions with guys – and Nina was more work during training than Miesha was during the fight.
Demi Lovato is dating UFC superstar Luke Rockhold -- and TMZ Sports has learned it's a romance that's been blooming for a couple months. the 24-year-old singer hit it off with the 31-year-old former UFC middleweight champ earlier this year while training at Unbreakable gym in Los Angeles. we're told the two clicked right away -- and have even sent some secret inside messages to each other on social media ...
including a back and forth with smiley face art on their fingers.
"She's definitely one of our fighters without a doubt."TMZ Sports highlighted one of her training sessions: Although making the jump to MMA may seem like a long shot for somebody with an established, successful music career, she posted a message on Twitter last week suggesting it's time for her to pursue other interests in 2017: reported Lovato has been romantically linked to UFC fighter Luke Rockhold, who owns a 15-3 MMA record and counts holding the UFC Middleweight Championship among his career accomplishments.
If she takes further steps toward entering the cage, it certainly wouldn't be for fame or fortune.
“We never thought of it as something that needed to be recognized other than we just post pictures together, because we’re together.
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 10: Singer Demi Lovato attends the launch of Fabletics Capsule Collection at the Beverly Hills Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Other than each other, they put training and fighting first.
It wasn’t until recently that they both realized they are making an impact as LGBT women in the public eye.
But there was no discussion about specifics, and it would qualify as a major surprise if she does end up on a fight card anytime soon.