Ronda Rousey is returning to the Octagon on December 30th for a scrap with bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes, but the star is reporting it will be one of her last fights.
For much of 2016, there was talk and speculation that Rousey might elect to hang up the gloves, following her devastating loss to Holly Holm last November. Rousey certainly doesn’t need to fight, and she has plenty of opportunities outside of MMA.
Well, in advance of her UFC 207 bout with Nunes, Rousey appeared on “The Ellen Show“. The former bantamweight champ was asked about her future in fighting, and Rousey said the following (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“Not that long, I’m wrapping it up,” Rousey said. “This is definitely one of my last fights.”
“So everyone better watch. The show isn’t going to be around forever.”
It’s not too shocking to hear this. The 29 year-old has said in the past that she doesn’t intend to have a long, fighting career. But, those comments were made when Rousey was the champ, and undefeated. So, you have to wonder: if Rousey loses to Nunes, do you see her fighting again? Or if she wins, could she decide to go out on top? Or might Rousey ask for a rematch with Holm?
UFC 207 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Aren in Las Vegas. It’s going to be a fascinating night.