If you’ve been thinking Ronda Rousey might decide to come back to the cage sooner than expected, well, it certainly doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
The former bantamweight champ isn’t expected to return to the UFC until later this year, likely sometime in the fall. Even before Rousey was KO’d by Holly Holm at UFC 193 last November, she said she planned to take a bit of break, and wasn’t planning to fight again until the summer. Since then, the remake of “Roadhouse” has reportedly been pushed back, and Rousey asked the UFC for more time off.
“…I feel like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for a long time. In Judo, I took a good period of time off after the Beijing Olympics and I feel like I’m bodily and mentally in a similar space where it’s just what I need right now.”
“It’s been surprising to me how happy I’ve been being away from [fighting],” said Rousey. “I’m being purposefully mysterious right now because I think people have taken my availability for granted, and I’ve kind of just wanted to disappear.”
There you have it. Now it will be interesting to see if perhaps her Octagon return gets pushed back further.