Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey finally breaks her silence after losing to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. MMA fans are eager to know whether she will attempt another comeback or permanently leave the UFC.
Ronda Rousey only released a written statement after taking her second defeat. “Rowdy” was completely dominated by the reigning women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, who only needed 48 seconds to defend the title.
“I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda. I need to take some time to say and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding,” Rousey said.
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Recently, in an Instagram post, Rousey shared a quote inspired by “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, saying “And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuild my life.”
Since she first lost to Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey received multiple criticisms from fans and other fighters. “Rowdy” admitted that she took her first defeat seriously and had contemplated suicide. In her comeback fight at UFC 207, Rousey planned to avenge her loss and reclaim the belt.
However, that didn’t happen after Nunes turned her into a punching bag. If she won the fight, Rousey is expected to move to another division and face the winner of the Holly Holm-Germaine de Randamie bout. Unfortunately, she lost and most people expect that she will retire.
At some point, her Instagram post signals some optimism about Rousey’s plan to fight again. “Rowdy” spent most of her MMA career as the woman on top of all fighters. UFC president Dana White even labeled her as the UFC’s biggest star.
After taking her second loss, Ronda Rousey needs to start at the bottom to be considered for a title match. Several MMA fighters, including Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley, and Demetrious Johnson, expressed their support for the former UFC champion and encouraged her to fight again.
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