Similar to Barao, Ronda Rousey is a fellow former UFC bantamweight champion who has seen greener pastures. After entering the UFC in 2013 as the inaugural women’s 135-pound queen, Rousey would go on to win six straight bouts all by way of finish, greatly adding to her undefeated professional record.
During that time, Rousey became a megastar to say the least. Not only was she arguably the UFC’s biggest name, but she had become a successful actress, model, and author as well. The “Rowdy” one was on top of the world; or so it seemed.
Once again looking to defend her title against Holly Holm at November 2015’s UFC 193, Rousey appeared to carry a different attitude heading into the bout. She seemed frazzled in a way, as perhaps the pressures of being the face of the UFC had got to her a bit.
The “Rowdy” one would then go to suffer a brutal knockout loss in one of the biggest upsets in MMA history. She has since remained relatively quiet, and has yet to return to the Octagon. It’s expected that she will once again fight for the title in the future, but a comeback has yet to be confirmed.