Report: Ronda Rousey Says Retirement Could be “Two Years” Away
By FCF Staff
As Ronda Rousey’s stock continues to rise in MMA as well as mainstream culture, the UFC Bantamweight Champion has revealed that her fighting days could be over somewhat soon.
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie.com, the 26 year-old star relayed that “I think I’ve got two years left in me, realistically, if I’m going to do this like an Olympic run.”
Rousey acknowledged facing her “mortality a little bit” during her last bout with Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, and that as a result, “There’s only so many times you can roll the dice.” Rousey won the fight via first round, armbar submission.
Although Rousey has begun transitioning into acting, as she will appear in “The Expendables 3″ and might also be cast in “Fast and Furious 7″, she insisted that fighting is “still my priority”.
The former Strikeforce champ is a former Olympic bronze medalist in Judo and has been training in martial arts for nearly all of her life.
Rousey will fight fellow TUF 18 coach Miesha Tate at UFC 168 on December 28th.