AMANDA NUNES has been left on crutches following her successful bantamweight title defence against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245.
The Lioness proved she is still human after her dominant five-round decision victory over the Iron Lady at the Las Vegas showcase on Sunday.
The 31-year-old alarmed fans after posting pictures of herself on crutches, but fans have speculated that it was a precaution to lift the pressure and stop her legs swelling.
And Nunes' partner Nina Ansaroff, who fights in the promotion's strawweight division, has also been on hand to nurse her back to health by bandaging up her foot.
The couple got engaged in August 2018 after the Brazilian added the featherweight belt to her bantamweight crown by defeating Cris Cyborg at UFC 232.
Her latest win over Dutch de Randamie stretched her undefeated streak to 10, just behind Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
Nunes has already stated that she plans to defend her featherweight title next, while she has also been offered a boxing crossover with boxing champion Claressa Shields.
However, the two-division star has previously revealed that she would like her final career fight to be against Ansaroff, saying: "My last fight is gonna be against Nina, and then I'm gonna retire."
While Nina herself told TMZ Sports: "We already talked about it. After she gets the belt, I'm gonna get my belt at [115 pounds], and then we're gonna do a super-fight at 125 … we're so down.
"We really would try to kill each other. Why not? Bring the money home in the same household."
But her first Nunes may be involved in another UFC-boxing crossover with Sheilds following Conor McGregor's 2017 bout against Floyd Mayweather.
Speaking at her post-event press conference, she said: “She saw tonight, I don’t think she’s gonna want anything to do with this.
“If she wanna see me, come to my world. I’ll be here. I’m an MMA fighter. She wanna see me, I’m gonna wrestle the s*** out of you, and finish you with a jiu-jitsu submission. We’re gonna see how she’s gonna feel.
“I’m an MMA fighter, why she wanna take me from my sport? If she wanna fight me, come to my world. Doesn’t it make any sense. I respect her as a boxer but I like MMA. I like what I did today. if she can hang for five rounds, come see me.”
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