There’s been some speculation lately as to whether Ronda Rousey might be thinking about a comeback, but if she is, apparently she hasn’t let Dana White know about it.
After Rousey was quickly taken out by Amanda Nunes in December, the former bantamweight champ said she was taking some time to think about her future. The loss to Nunes followed Rousey’s KO defeat to Holly Holm in 2015.
Since Rousey is a big star, and because she has a lot of opportunities outside of fighting, the consensus was that she’ll likely retire. White also said he thought “Rowdy” would hang up the gloves. But, more recently, a social media post that Rousey made, and a report she’s hired a new nutritionist, has prompted online chatter as to whether the star could be planning a comeback.
Well, White was asked about this following UFC 210 on Saturday, and here’s what the UFC President had to say (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I have not (talked to her about fighting again),” White said. “Ronda and I talk maybe once a week, once every two weeks. She has not said anything to me about a comeback.”
“If I had to guess, I would guess that she will not come back.”
Of course it’s possible that Rousey’s ‘just keeping her plans to herself for now. Some might argue that White’s could be keeping her comeback as a surprise. But, really, at this point, it wouldn’t at all be surprising if Rousey’s MMA career is over.