2) Hollywood Calling
Rousey is as popular in the mainstream as a MMA fighter can be. With personality, beauty, swag, and undeniable talent in everything she does (except strike with a world champion boxer), the former UFC champion can do whatever she wants to do heading into the future.
But at the core of who Rousey is today lies an undeniable need to land on the silver screen. In just a few short years, she has taken her Octagon notoriety and transformed it into a successful Hollywood career. This includes roles in movies such as The Expendables 3, Entourage, and Furious 7, as well as an upcoming lead in the reboot of Road House.
Needless to say, the 29-year-old has proven her worth as an aspiring actress.
So it makes sense now that Rousey would want to step away from fighting before she suffers more head trauma and spills all of her effort into acting. It seems like the most obvious choice to make, especially considering she can make more money reading her lines than Judo chopping her way past trained warriors.