Ronda Rousey I Won't Officially Retire from MMA ... But, I'm Done

Lawrence Kim
March 14, 2018

"I'm just doing what I enjoy and WWE is what I enjoy right now".

A lot of people, including Dana White, don't believe we'll see Ronda Rousey in the UFC again, and while the star hasn't outright, closed the door on that happening, it sounds like the door's nearly shut.

While Rousey taking another fight always seemed like a long shot, she's basically shut down any chance that she will ever step inside the Octagon again following her latest interview on the subject.

Then, however, she hit a rough patch.

She became the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and went on a 12-fight undefeated streak before losing to Holly Holm in 2015.

After that fight, she remained on the sidelines and away from the media for just over a year before returning at UFC 207 in December 2016 to challenge Amanda Nunes for the title.

Rousey seemingly left the door open to a potential return to mixed martial arts after first signing with World Wrestling Entertainment and saying that she wasn't ready to close the door on a potential return to fighting. There's still three shows before WrestleMania 34 on March 8th, and a few more showdowns between Rousey and The Authority would have likely dampened hype for her debut rather than escalated it. Rousey will team with fellow Olympic medalist Kurt Angle in a tag team match against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

"It's like a team", Rousey said. "I've never been on a team my whole life". With WWE, it's like a big team. The worst thing that will happen is I'll look stupid, which is not the worst thing that could really happen.

"I can't remember the last time I was so excited for anything".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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