Some people have speculated that Ronda Rousey is no longer focused on being the planet’s best bantamweight fighter, but one of the star’s coaches says nothing could be further from the truth.
Since Rousey was bombed out by Holly Holm in November, more than a few folks have questioned whether the former champ’s really focused on fighting. Some have cited Rousey’s acting career as why she’s not dedicated to regaining the title, others have pointed to comments she’s made about starting a family.
Well, recently Rousey’s nutritionist, Mike Dolce, spoke to MMA Junkie.com Radio. During the interview, the renowned coach relayed that Rousey’s team recently met with the Judoka. Dolce had this to say about what went down (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“We’re planning Ronda’s comeback and her world domination,” Dolce said. “That’s really what it’s about. The last loss Ronda suffered was in the 2008 Olympics, where she battled back and won a bronze medal. She has been undefeated since, all the way to November 2015.”
“She’s extremely refocused, and the team is definitely moving forward. We’re all rowing in the right direction, and now it’s just a matter of sitting back and waiting for the right time for her to step back in again.”
There you have it. Recently Dana White also relayed that he spoke with Rousey, and that the former champ is expected to return to action in November or December. And really, what Dolce has reported shouldn’t come as a surprise. While some may legitimately question whether Rousey will be able to recover from the violent loss, and regain the title, there’s certainly no denying her competitiveness and intensity.
In other words, it’s pretty hard to imagine Rousey walking away from the sport after her first and only pro defeat. The question is, will she return to face Miesha Tate? Holm? Or possibly someone else?