Ronda Rousey May Be Retiring

Posted: Nov 1 2016, 7:11pm CDT | by , Updated: Nov 1 2016, 11:53pm CDT , in Latest Sports News


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Ronda Rousey May Be Retiring
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It looks like the same thing that made Ronda Rousey a superstar is going to be the same thing that pushes her toward an early retirement as a mixed martial arts fighter. Rousey is indeed on of the most dominant fighters of all time and it turns out that she is almost without competition when it comes to actually promoting a fight.

When it was announced that Rousey and Amanda Nunes would go up against each other on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, the reaction was intense.

“[The announcement of] Ronda’s return garnered 489 million impressions, making it the most re-tweeted announcement in UFC history,” White said via text message to Yahoo Sports. ” … Her return is huge and yes, the PPV will be massive.”

Still, there won't be many of them, she said to Ellen DeGenerees.

“Not that long, I’m wrapping it up,” Rousey said when asked by host Ellen DeGeneres how much longer she planned to fight. “This is definitely one of my last fights. Everyone better watch, because the show isn’t going to be around forever.”

She blames the incredible demands placed on her and says that she is worn down. She hasn't gotten a break since 2015, acting as both an athlete and an actress. She's been in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, she's a best selling author, and she is a participant in various ad campaigns.

“Ronda will be the biggest pay-per-view in our history and it will be the record for a long time,” White said in August. “It is all the mainstream media will talk about all over the world. When we announce that fight, they will be tripping over themselves to get to her.”

It seems that all of that is what is bothering her the most.

“The build-up is more tiring than anything else,” she said. “If we had a fight right now, I’d be like, ‘I’ll fight right now,’ and then I’d go get dinner and I wouldn’t really be 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 your showdown and the most important thing in your whole life and millions of people are watching. It’s that build-up for weeks on end. If it happened right now, I wouldn’t be nervous at all. It’s the waiting.”

Let's hope that she gets some rest and will continue to fight for years to come.

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