UFC president Dana White has pretty much told us that Ronda Rousey has competed in the Octagon for the last time.
On Tuesday, White stated that after recently speaking with Rousey, he didn’t expect her to fight again. “She’s probably done” competing after her 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes last December.
White then went on to explain her reasoning behind the quick exit from the sport after a short career that spanned eight fights in the UFC in under four years time.
“It’s no different than any other sport. When you’re a professional athlete and you’re performing at a certain level, the day comes when you don’t anymore,”It happened to Ronda. This sport is very, very tough.”
“You have to stay on top of your game and it’s a young man and young woman’s sport. Throughout the history of time in fighting, one day you just show up and you don’t have it anymore. It always happened that way.”
Rousey was like a vicious machine that destroyed everything on her path. It all came to a halt, though, after Holm knocked her out with a second round knockout last November. Rousey had taken a year off to recover before returning ot the Octagon.
Rousey’s next fight ended even quicker. Questions arose about whether or not she would ever compete again. Rousey is still young for the sport but it appears her best days are behind her.
Rousey has made no official statement regarding her possible retirement, but whether she fights again or not, she will always be part of the UFC family, says Dana White.
“Obviously what she’s accomplished in the UFC over the last four years and in the sport. Her and I are very good friends and we’ll be very good friends for the rest of our lives,” White said.
“So Ronda will always be connected to the UFC. This will always be her house. Whatever she needs from me, I’m here for.”
Check out what UFC President Dana White had to say here: