We don’t know yet whether Ronda Rousey is going to fight again, but her nutritionist, Mike Dolce, believes there’s a “50-50” chance the star will return to the UFC.
Rousey was quickly put away by bantamweight Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, which marked the first time she had fought since last October, when she was brutally KO’d by Holly Holm. Since Rousey has become a mainstream star and has acting, modelling and sponsorship gigs, many have been predicting she’ll hang up the gloves.
Well, since Rousey was stopped by Nunes, the Judoka’s announced she’s taking some time to determine her next move. Her nutritionist, Mike Dolce, appeared on the latest “MMA Hour”, and of course, he was asked to weigh-in on the subject. Here is some of what Dolce had to say (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I wouldn’t be surprised either way,” Dolce said. “I want to make sure that’s contextual. If she says, ‘I want to be back for Super Bowl weekend or the July 4th card,’ I would not be surprised in the slightest. If she says, ‘I’ve done my thing in MMA, I’m gonna retire as a legend in the sport, specifically for WMMA,’ I wouldn’t be surprised, either. I truly think it’s 50-50 right now.”
Fair enough. It could come down to whether Rousey wants to end her fighting career on this note. Since prior to UFC 207 she said she didn’t want to fight much longer, a title run at this point might not fit into that time frame. So if Rousey only cared about reclaiming the belt, maybe this is it? Dolce also added that Rousey was ready-to-go for UFC 207 and had “put her training first”.