Ronda Rousey (9-0) is a week and two days away from her next fight against Alexis Davis (16-5) at UFC 175, but she believes she will get past Davis and would like to fight again in 2014.
“I would like to fight again at New Year’s, but that’s completely up to the UFC,” she said. “I mean, I really like the feeling of these big cards, the New Year’s and the Fourth of July events. I feel like those are the biggest of the year, and I feel like that I’m a big enough draw that I deserve to be on the biggest cards of the year.”
Ronda Rousey (9-0) Has one knockout, eight submissions and is undefeated. In her last five fights, she has beaten the top talent that the division offers.
“I really like the three-times-a-year pace for a champion,” she said. “I think that really makes sense, and this year I wouldn’t mind doing four fights. I would like to fight again on New Year’s. But first, I’ve got to beat Alexis. I’ll think about the next one later.”
Ronda beat Miesha Tate via Armbar at Strikeforce – Tate vs. Rousey on Mar / 03 / 2012 and then Sarah Kaufman via Armbar at Strikeforce – Rousey vs. Kaufman on Aug / 18 / 2012.
“I always do a six-week camp because I’m always in shape,” she said. “People that take a few months to do nothing, they need an eight- or 12-week camp. But I’m back to the gym sometimes two days after a fight. They can’t keep me out of the gym. Overtraining is something I really have to worry about more than anything. But since I’m always in the gym, I only need six-week camps.
She made her UFC debut against Liz Carmouche, which she won via Armbar at UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb / 23 / 2013. She followed it up with a win over Miesha Tate via Armbar at UFC 168 – Weidman vs. Silva 2 on Dec / 28 / 2013 and then in her next fight she beat Sara McMann Via TKO at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014.
” … I’ve been doing this long enough where I know the structure that works and the rhythm that my body is used to, and that takes six weeks.”
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