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Ronda Rousey in regards to UFC 207: ‘This is definitely one of my last fights’


In 13 days, it will be one year since we last saw Ronda Rousey fight in a losing effort against Holly Holm at UFC 193. The UFC recently announced the return of “The Rowdy One” at UFC 207 against Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title. Fans finally get to see Ronda fight again, but for how much longer? According to Ronda, we might have to savor what we can.

Rousey (12-1) went on Ellen yesterday to discuss her return to the octagon. The two joked about a few things, until they talked about her fighting career. Ronda was pretty honest when talking about how long her fighting career would last. From 2013-2015, Rousey defended the Bantamweight Title six times. It appears that took a toll on her. In regards to how long she thinks she’ll be fighting for, 29-year old stated:

“Not that long, I’m wrapping it up. This is definitely one of my last fights…So everyone better watch. The show isn’t going to be around forever.”

That was pretty unexpected considering how quiet she had been since UFC 193. After debuting in the UFC at UFC 157, Rousey has cemented women’s MMA as a force to be reckoned with. She has become a beacon for hope and a big money maker for the UFC. Once her career finally ends, it is assumed she will continue to appear in movies, and maybe even make a jump to WWE.

Something that has bothered her in regards to fighting is the waiting game. Leading up to a fight a long time away is the worst part. It’s a big psychological toll on her (I assume other fighters feel the same way). Fans can look at this and agree with her, albeit in a different way. Wondering when she would be back, the waiting agitated many fans. The build-up just to get to this match was exhausting.

It will definitely be interesting to see what happens after UFC 207. If she beats Nunes for the Bantamweight Title, will it prolong Rousey’s return? If she loses, will Rousey immediately call it quits? There are so many questions that need to be answered. Maybe Rousey will share more when the time comes. Until then, just like the entire year Rousey was gone, we’ll continue to be left in the dark.

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