Ronda Rousey might be tapping out of her fighting career.
UFC President Dana White told the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast that Rousey’s fighting days could be coming to an end after her latest loss in the octagon.
“If I had to say right here, right now — again, I don’t like saying right here, right now because it’s up to her — but I wouldn’t say she fights again. I think she’s probably done,” White said. “She’s going to ride off into the sunset and start living her life outside of fighting.”
Dana White (l.) thinks Ronda Rousey (r.) will walk away from the UFC after getting knocked out for the second straight fight.
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Rousey was knocked out in 48 seconds at UFC 207 by Amanda Nunes in her return to UFC after taking the year off.
The former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion lost the title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015. She was undefeated and had been the champion for three years up to that point.
Ronda Rousey was knocked out 48 seconds into her most recent fight with Amanda Nunes (r.).
Holm knocked Rousey out in the second round of the fight in a major upset.
The 29-year-old is 12-2 in her career, but has yet to say much about her future in fighting.
Rousey released a statement to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne thanking her fans for their support and talking about how far the women’s division has come. She said she hoped to get back to her old form, but that’s not how things always work out.
“However, sometimes—even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly—it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda,” Rousey said. “I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”
Source: Ny Daily News