If you were one of the people who predicted that Ronda Rousey was going to hang up the gloves, following her KO loss to Holly Holm last month, it continues to look like that call was wrong.
Not long after Rousey’s devastating and one sided defeat, the former bantamweight champ said she planned to return to the cage, after taking a break. Then, in a follow up interview, Rousey relayed she was embarrassed by what went down at UFC 193, and made it clear she intends to fight again.
Well, recently UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta spoke to The Sporting News, and during the interview, he echoed more of the same regarding Rousey. Here is some of what he had to say about the star:
“…She is, as you would expect, very disappointed. Distraught, to some extent. She’s never lost. She never lost a fight in the Octagon. She never lost a fight in the street. She didn’t know what it was like. Right? … She is champing to be back in there. She made some commitments before the fight to make two movies. So she’s going to do that. Then get back to training in the Octagon.
“…Ronda is the single most competitive person I’ve ever met in my life,” added Fertitta, when asked about the fact that Rousey has an acting career which she could turn to instead of fighting. “If you don’t think she isn’t ready right now … She’s plotting her comeback. I don’t think anything can stop her from coming back.”
There you go. Rousey is scheduled to film a couple of movies in early 2016, and Fertitta repeated that the promotion hopes to book Holm-Rousey II for UFC 200 in July.
He was also asked about Holm, and her desire to fight before then, and Fertitta said they’re still talking to her management. Really, at this stage, it doesn’t seem likely that Holm’s going to fight in the interim.