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MMA Rumors: Judo coach confirms Ronda Rousey retirement; Having kids top priority over fighting

PHOTOGRAPH: zuko1312/Flickr | Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is yet to make an announcement regarding her MMA future after losing to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. There are speculations about her possible return but some people believe “Rowdy” is done fighting in the Octagon.

After years of ruling women’s MMA, Ronda Rousey lost for the first time against Holly Holm at UFC 193. It took almost one year before Rousey recovered and decided to fight again. In her return, she aimed to regain the belt and challenged reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes.

Unfortunately, Nunes only needed 48 seconds to knock out the former queen of the UFC. Since then, Rousey hasn’t given any information whether she’s already retired from MMA or will try to fight again. So far, she’s busy with her acting career and shows no strong indication of returning to the Octagon.

Judo Coach thinks “Rowdy” is done fighting

Several MMA fighters and known personalities believe Ronda Rousey should fight again in the Octagon. However, Judo coach Jason Flores thinks Rousey’s MMA career has already come to an end.

“I’m not discounting anything, maybe later. But I just don’t see (fighting) being something she wants to jump into and focus full force to be the best. Because if she’s gonna do anything, from what I know about her, she’s gonna do it to be the best. And not that I don’t think that she can be the best. It’s just, I just don’t know if her body and her mind at this stage in her life, if that’s what’s right for her,” Flores said in an interview on Submission Radio.

Like Flores, UFC president Dana White also thinks Rousey will not fight again in the Octagon. White admitted having a conversation with “Rowdy” but revealed that Rousey didn’t talk about a comeback.

Having kids – Ronda Rousey’s top priority?

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne recently confirmed their engagement. The announcement heated up the speculations that Rousey will permanently retire to become a full-time wife to Browne. Judo coach Jason Flores said that kids and not fighting are Rousey’s future.

“So being 30 years old now and doing this since you were 8 years old non-stop, the mileage you’ve put on your body and that she’s put on her body, I just don’t think, if she wants to live a long, happy life and raise kids with Travis, which I know that’s the future; I just don’t think that’s something I feel like would be in her best interests,” Flores said.

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