Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion and Hollywood superstar “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is set to return to the cage for the first time since being brutally knocked out by Holly Holm last November when she takes on reigning 135-pound titleholder Amanda Nunes in the main event of Dec. 30’s UFC 207 from Las Vegas.
Despite the fact that this fight will mark her first in 13 months, Rousey recently said that it’ll likely be one of the last of her career.
“I don’t want to take the wind out of her sails. I’ll let her say her own stuff. Obviously I know what’s going on, but yeah, it’s winding down for Ronda,” White said. “That’s up to her to say (how many fights she has left), but she’ll have enough for us to still enjoy watching her.”
While the UFC boss didn’t necessarily say that Rousey’s fight with Nunes will be her last, he did say that she’ll likely move into acting after she hangs up her gloves for good:
“She made a lot of money. She accomplished what she set out to do,” he said. “And she loves acting. She loves acting. She’s good at it. If she dedicated herself to it, she would be even better at it.”
“I think when she says she’s done, she’s done. She stopped doing Judo and moved on to Mixed Martial Arts, and I think when she’s done with that, she will probably move on to acting.”
Rousey has already performed in multiple major films, and acting certainly provides a safer, yet highly lucrative alternative to fighting, so it’s not surprising to see White predict this for her future.
How many more times do you expect to see the “Rowdy” one make the walk to the world famous Octagon?