UFC’s Dana White Says Ronda Rousey ‘Probably’ Will Retire

The mystery surrounding the status of UFC star Ronda Rousey and her future in MMA may have started to unravel a bit.

With no plans being made for the next big fight for one of UFC’s largest draws in history, UFC President Dana White admitted that Rousey’s days in the octagon may be over.

In an interview with ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto, White stated that while nothing is official as of yet, it is likely that Rousey will call it quits.

“I think people realize she’s probably going to retire” Whie said (h/t Bleacher Report)

“That’s not because she had to, that’s the way Ronda Rousey is built. Ronda Rousey is super competitive and doesn’t like to lose. I know she’s been criticized for that by a lot of people, but that’s just who she is and the way she is.

“And the way she is, is what made everybody get behind her. It’s what blew up the women’s divisions. Now she’s going to move on to the next chapter of her life, get married and have kids, do that thing. It’s not sad, it’s the way she wanted it.”

Rousey’s career has been in jeopardy after humiliating back-to-back losses to Holly Holm in 2015 and Amanda Nunes in 2016.


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