More and more, signs that Ronda Rousey has fought her last fight are popping up. Recently, the New York Post has reported that UFC President Dana White is indicating that she is ‘probably done’.
“In the conversation I had with her, if I had to say right here right now — and again, I don’t like saying right here right now because it’s up to her — but I wouldn’t say she fights again,” White told the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast.
“I think she’s probably done. She’s going to ride off into the sunset and start living life outside of fighting.”
Rousey was the face of Women’s MMA. Rousey was a 12-0 beast inside the Octagon and the photogenic icon of the sport in crossover publications like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Rousey’s career has tanked in the past 13 months. She lost twice in devastating fashion, first to Holly Holm in November 2015 via a now-legendary high kick and recently to Amanda Nunes in a 48-second beatdown at UFC 207 last Dec. 30.
Rousey, who is about to turn 30, said her fight with Amanda Nunes was likely to be one of her final fights.
According to White, Rousey is content at the moment and he described her as being in good spirits during their most recent conversation.
“It’s not even that I think it’s an invincible thing, it’s just that she’s so competitive that her career and record meant everything to her,” White said. “And then once she lost, she started to say to herself, ‘What I doing? This is my whole life — this is it? I want to experience and start doing other things.’ And I think that’s what she started to do.
“I’m happy for her, man. She came in, she changed the world. She put female fighting on the map. She’s been part of the biggest fights in the history of women’s fighting, and I hope those records can be broken. I don’t know if they can, but I hope they can.”