Will Ronda Rousey return to mixed martial arts? Aside from a few hopeful inferences from fans, the answer seems to be no. UFC president Dana White said as much a few weeks after her latest stunner of a loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, and now he’s saying the same thing months later following last weekend’s UFC 210.
White and Rousey aren’t just boss and employee. He considers her a close friend, and has been very protective of her in the face of the media onslaught regarding her future. But when asked if he’s heard anything from her about coming back…
“I have not,” White said. “Ronda and I talk maybe once a week, once every two weeks. She has not said anything to me about a comeback, and if I had to guess, I would guess that she does not come back.”
Ronda was already hinting before the Nunes fight that she was near the end of her MMA career, and now she’s landing appearances on hit TV shows like NBC’s Blindspot. WWE has been sending out signals that they’d love to have her appear in some of her events, too. So it seems like Rousey has more than a few career options to choose from moving forward … options that don’t involve getting beaten bloody by the wolves of the UFC women’s bantamweight division.