Ronda Rousey sent the mixed martial arts (MMA) into a tizzy after revealing that her upcoming title fight against current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes — which is set for UFC 207 on Dec. 30, 2016 in Las Vegas — was going to be “one of her last.”
That’s because “Rowdy” has many more (less painful) opportunities to expand her blossoming acting career. Her combat sports career has always had an expiration, but it was never truly known. It still isn’t, but it’s probably closer than ever before. And UFC color commentator, Joe Rogan, doesn’t like to hear retirement hints while fighters are still actively pursuing the sport. To hear him tell it, if those thoughts are already embedded in the brain, then a fighter needs to make a serious decision one way or the other.
“It’s exciting to see her come back. But, whenever someone starts saying, ‘a couple more fights and then I’m going to go into movies.’ Man, I don’t like hearing that.” Rogan told the always-present cameras of TMZ.
“When you have one foot out the door you should probably put both feet out the door. But, she might not have one foot out the door, you don’t know. I haven’t talked to her in a long time. I know she’s a fierce competitor, she’s ferocious. If she wants to retire, I’d be happy with that. If she wants to fight 100 more times, I’d be happy with that, too.”
For some, though, Rousey’s plans to walk away sooner than later don’t come as much of a surprise, including her bitter rival Miesha Tate.
“I already knew that,” Tate recently told TMZ. “Didn’t everyone already know that? I don’t know why everyone’s so surprised by it honestly. It’s kind ….View full article
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