Ronda Rousey Says UFC Return Could Still Happen, Following News of WWE Deal
By FCF Staff
Although Ronda Rousey hasn’t fought since 2016, and the former UFC champ has signed a new deal with pro-wrestling’s WWE, the star isn’t ruling out a return to the Octagon.
Rousey appeared a WWE event on Saturday, and in an interview with ESPN, the accomplished Judo competitor confirmed she’s going to be focusing on pro-wrestling. When asked whether he fighting days are over, however, Rousey said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I wouldn’t doubt myself doing anything,” Rousey said.
“That’s what everybody else seems to say,” added Rousey, while referring to the consensus that she’s done fighting. “I mean, I never retired from judo. If that’s what you guys want to think, all I know is that I really want to devote 100 percent of my time to wrestling right now and whatever people want to call that, they can call it.”
In Rousey’s last UFC bout, which took place in December, 2016, she was quickly finished by Amanda Nunes. Prior to that, in November, 215, Rousey was KO’d by Holly Holm.