It seems that the return of Ronda Rousey could also be the beginning of the end of her fighting career.
Rousey will be back in the ring on December 30th for UFC 207. This will be her first fight since her loss to Holly Holm over a year ago. It will be her chance to regain her title.
During an appearance on “Ellen,” Rousey was asked how much longer she planned to continue her MMA career. She revealed the Nunes fight could be one of the last times she competes inside the Octagon.
“Not that long. I’m wrapping it up,” said Rousey. “This is definitely one of my last fights. Everyone better watch because the show isn’t going to be around forever.”
She also told Ellen the events leading up to her fights took more of a toll on her than the fights themselves.
“I think it’s more the buildup that’s more tiring than anything else,” said Rousey. “If we had a fight right now, I’d fight right now and then I’d go get dinner and I wouldn’t feel tired about it.
“It’s the weeks and weeks of buildup beforehand, you know you’re fighting this one person, and it’s like your showdown, the most important thing in your whole life, and then millions of people are watching, it’s that buildup for weeks on end. If it just happened right now, I wouldn’t be nervous at all.”
Should UFC 207 mark her last appearance, Rousey will go down as one of the most influential and successful athletes in the promotion’s history, but should she lose, it could throw her entire career into question. Stay tuned.