After being out of the octagon for almost a year following her devastating, and rather brutal, loss to Holly Holm last November, Ronda Rousey has spoken out to reveal what her plans are for the future.
In the past few weeks news came that Rousey would finally be stepping foot in the octagon again, with a fight scheduled for December 30 against Nunes for UFC 207, reports MMA News.
But what will Rousey be doing after the fight? Well speaking on The Ellen Show earlier today, Rousey admitted that the fight against Nunes would be one of her last.
Specifically, Rousey said:
Not that long, I’m wrapping it up. This is definitely one of my last fights. So everyone better watch. The show isn’t going to be around forever.
Amidst a whole other range of topics brought up in the interview, Ronda Rousey also spoke of how the buildup to a big event is the reason she wants out of the UFC.
I think it’s more of the build-up that’s more tiring than anything else. Like, if we had a fight right now, I’d be like, I’d fight right now and I’ll go get dinner, and I wouldn’t feel like really tired about it.
It’s the weeks and weeks of build-up beforehand, and you know you’re fighting this one person, and it’s this showdown, the most important thing in your life, and millions of people are watching.
It’s that build-up for weeks on end. If it just happened right now, I wouldn’t be nervous at all. It’s the waiting.
Sure, it could all be a PR stunt to get a fuck-ton of views for the fight, or it could be legit. Either way, Nunez v Rousey is gonna go off.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.