Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has mentioned her exit from the sport.
‘Rowdy’ is one of the most important draws to ever compete in the UFC. From 2013 to 2015, Rousey had a stranglehold over the women’s bantamweight division. Names consisting of Miesha Tate, Cat Zingano, Liz Carmouche, and more are all lost in devastating style.
However, in November 2015, the Judoka lost for the first time in her profession. She was knocked out in a vicious style by Holly Holm at UFC 193, dropping her title in the process. Following the loss, Rousey took 12 months off earlier than returning at UFC 207 against Amanda Nunes.
Once again, the celebrity lost via knockout. This time, Rousey was finished in under a minute by ‘The Lioness’. Following the loss, the previous champion ventured into appearing and is presently a wrestler for the WWE. While she is never announced her retirement, it’s possibly Rousey is done. Save for a Gina Carano comeback combat anyway.
Now, Ronda Rousey has unfolded her quiet MMA retirement in an interview with Daniel Cormier. The former women’s bantamweight champion admitted that she desired to give up long before she actually did it. She additionally compared her Judo career to her MMA path.
She stated that it was hard to give up in both judo and MMA, in that everybody else felt that they desired more from her. Rousey defined that as in judo you peak in your mid-20s. She medaled at 21 so she was going to be 25 for the next Olympics. Everyone’s like, ‘Oh, that is it! You’re going to be the first American woman to win Olympic gold!’ And she didn’t need it anymore, and she couldn’t do it for all and sundry else.
Ronda Rousey persevered that she suppose that’s a mistake that she made with MMA, was when she got to that factor wherein she didn’t need it anymore, she kept doing it for all and sundry else.