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Amanda Nunes made history by becoming the UFC's first out and proud champion

UFC's First Lesbian Champion

13 July 2016
By Susan Orr - QL UK

With her victory over Miesha Tate at UFC 200 over the weekend Amanda Nunes became the first openly lesbian UFC fighter to win a title.

After winning the UFC women’s bantamweight title she said in a press conference: “It’s amazing, I am so happy with my life.”

She then looked to the back of the interview tent where her girlfriend Nina Ansaroff, who is a UFC strawweight fighter, stood with the rest of her team and smiled.

“Nina is the best training partner I have in my life,” Nunes said.

Ansaroff buried her face in a towel as Nunes spoke.

“She is shy,” Nunes said laughing. “She is going to show everybody. She helps me every day … and I love her.”

Nunes has not hidden her sexuality. Her relationship with Ansaroff is well known in the mixed martial arts world.

The fact she would be the first openly gay champion was not discussed in the days before UFC 200.

She did not raise the subject in press conferences and nobody asked her about it.

As it should be... Congratulations Amanda!

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