UFC Vegas 23: Nina Ansaroff says she needed to return to the Octagon sooner


Nina Ansaroff is trying to choose up the place she left off after returning to the Octagon following childbirth. 

Nina Ansaroff is returning to the UFC Octagon after two years away from the game. Ansaroff took time away to give start to her first baby with UFC featherweight and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Previous to her upcoming bout towards Mackenzie Dern, Ansaroff spoke about her speedy return and need she expects subsequent in her profession.

“I needed to return earlier and Amanda put the breaks on that,” Ansaroff defined. “She actually put the breaks on it when she took her combat so I sort of needed to be there for her and get that combat out of the best way or I might have been preventing round that point as nicely.”

Earlier than her time away, Ansaroff was rising up the rankings. She was arguably one combat away from the title shot when she misplaced to Tatiana Suarez. Previous to that, she had strung collectively 4 fights in a row towards some robust competitors. Now taking up Dern, Ansaroff hopes that the title shot will nonetheless be there with a win at UFC Vegas 23.

“It depends upon the combat, it relies upon the place it’d going,” Ansaroff stated. “After this combat, if I win I might count on a contender combat or a title shot. That might in all probability develop into a precedence. Amanda is trying to defend her 135-pound belt, that comes first, that’s a precedence. We roll with the punches, nevertheless, it comes we take care of it on the time.”

Being one half of an MMA energy couple and father or mother to a younger baby reveals Ansaroffs willpower to her profession and her household. If she places on present on Saturday she may see herself matched up with champion Zhang Weili.

UFC Vegas 23 takes place on Saturday, April 10, 2021, reside from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Observe together with FanSided, who’s on-site, for all of your reside information and highlights.



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