Ronda Rousey was unsuccessful in her return inside the Octagon at UFC 207. She suffered an embarrassing 48-second TKO loss against Amanda Nunes. It has left Rousey with a lot of questions to answer regarding her future.
The 29-year-old fighter released a statement regarding her UFC future via ESPN. She expressed her gratitude to her fans for all the support. Rousey also revealed that she will take some time to decide her future.
“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones. Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me,” Rousey said.
“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding,” she added.
What will Ronda Rousey do next? Here are the five things “Rowdy” can do after her devastating loss to Amanda Nunes.
All the signs point out to Ronda Rousey announcing her retirement soon. Despite many athletes have urged her to stay in the UFC and prove her critics wrong, there is a big chance that Ronda will quit the sport.
Sign with WWE
And if Ronda Rousey quit the UFC, the WWE is waiting around the corner to sign her. She will be a big star in sports entertainment and she is going to be appreciated by the diehard fans. However, Rondo might not be willing to be a full-time superstar so she might choose to become the Brock Lesnar of the women’s division instead.
Focus on Hollywood
Before her back-to-back losses, Ronda Rousey was making movies and commercials left and right. She is set to start in two Hollywood films this year and if everything pans out, she should just focus on her movie career.
Prepare for another comeback fight
Ronda Rousey looked mentally out of the fight against Amanda Nunes. She was out of action for over a year and she should not have been fed to the best striker in the women’s bantamweight division. If Rousey wants a comeback fight, it should be a tune-up one to get her senses back flowing rather than getting knocked out senseless.
Fire Edmond Tarverdyan
And if Ronda decides to come back and fight again, she should fire her coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Many experts believe that Tarverdyan failed to improve Rousey’s boxing and striking skills. Nunes also pointed this out that the Armenian coach put a lot of thoughts to Ronda’s head that she was the best striker in the world.
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