At this moment, it seems that the first UFC women’s bantamweight champion’s fighting days are coming to an end.
Rousey’s future in MMA is currently in major doubt following a devastating defeat to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.
The Olympian was fighting for the first time since her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. However, she was stopped by strikes in a little under 50 seconds.
The emphatic nature of Rousey’s back-to-back losses, as well as her near radio silence, has led many to believe that the 30-year-old will shortly bring the curtain down on her glittering career.
In the aftermath of Rousey’s latest defeat, many casual fans of the sport questioned the Californian’s status as an all-time great. They claimed she wasn’t as good as she was cracked up to be.
One person who had a front-row seat for the phenomenal rise of Rousey was Strikeforce founder and current Bellator president, Scott Coker.
“To me, she’s already done it all, if she walked away today, she’s already accomplished – you know. How many people have gone to the level that she has, male of female.” How many people have represented their country in the olympics, judo, martial arts to the highest level. Taken mma fighting to a whole new level. She has nothing to be ashamed of, she should be proud of herself…if she steps away, you know, it is what it is..”
Coker, a pioneer of women’s MMA, believes the criticism Rousey has received is unwarranted. The ‘Rowdy’ one has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.