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Amanda Nunes not fighting on UFC's planned May 9th PPV


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The UFC's unofficially planned May 9th pay-per-view officially lost one of its top three fights Monday as women's dual-weight champion Amanda Nunes said she won't be on the show.

In an interview with CBS Sports Monday, the reigning bantamweight and featherweight champion said that she would rather have a full training camp to prepare for top contender Felicia Spencer.

She said that wants to "let this coronavirus pass a little bit" so she can have a full camp. She mentioned June as a possibility, but wanted to wait to see what the health situation is before committing. She reiterated that she does want to fight Spencer in a defense of the featherweight title she won by knocking out Cris Cyborg in December 2018.

The 31-year-old has won ten fights in a row and is regarded by many as the best women's fighter ever with wins over Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, Cyborg, and Valentina Shevchenko twice. Spencer (8-1) was victorious in her last outing and is 2-1 in her UFC career, the next fighter up for a title shot in a very shallow division.

The UFC has yet to formally announce a full card or name for the May 9th event, much less a location. Dana White said recently that Justin Gaethje vs. Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title and Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz for the men's bantamweight title were planned for the event.