Ronda Rousey’s pro-MMA career appears to be coming to an end.
The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion never formally retired and is still a part of the testing pool for active UFC fighters.
She was last seen in the Octagon when she was knocked out by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December of 2016. It marked her second loss of her career and back-to-back losses.
Since then, she has stayed quiet within the MMA community and has shown no interest in fighting again
Rousey became one of the biggest stars that the UFC has ever had by winning her fights in record time and introducing female fights to UFC fans. Now, the one-time UFC women’s bantamweight champion is unlikely to fight again.
There has been speculation for years that WWE was trying to work out a deal for Rousey to work a match. Whether that be a singles match against Flair or a four-on-four match.
Rousey has made it clear that she loves pro wrestling and has even reportedly started training for it. Her most notable appearance for the sports entertainment company came back at WrestleMania 31 back in 2015 during a segment that involved The Rock, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon. Now that she is no longer competing in MMA, a match in WWE could happen.
According to an article from USA Today, Rousey and WWE are “very close” to terms on reaching a deal.
The site reports that while details are being finished up, the source wanted to remain anonymous because the deal has not been made public as of this writing.