Ronda Rousey’s days in mixed martial arts seem to be coming to an end.
The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion made the announcement on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday, stating her upcoming fight against Amanda Nunes would be on of the final fights of her pro career. Dana White reaffirmed the notion shortly thereafter, stating he’s not entirely sure how much longer Rousey will keep donning the UFC gloves.
“Listen, I don’t want to take the wind out of her sail, let her say her own stuff, obviously I know what’s going on with her, but yeah it’s winding down for Ronda,” White told TMZ.
“That’s up to her to say [how many fights she has left]. I don’t want to steal her thunder. It’s her career but she’ll have enough for us to still enjoy watching her.”
Rousey last fought at UFC 193 in November 2015, dropping the first loss of her MMA career to Holly Holm. She returns at UFC 207 to challenge Nunes for the crown she lost.
While she’s had a tremendously successful career in MMA, White says Rousey has other passions she may pursue after the Octagon.
“Ronda Rousey’s made a lot of money. She made a lot of money, she accomplished what she set out to do. You get to a point, especially in this business, when you have to start looking at things and she loves acting,” White said.
“She loves acting, she’s good at it and if she dedicates herself to it, she’ll be even better at it.”