Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) delivered a “BOMB” during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres Show by saying, UFC 207 is going to be one of her final fights as she intends to retire. So, does this means UFC fans should expect to see the last of the former bantamweight women’s champion in 2017?
“Rowdy” is about to face her toughest opponent in the form of the reigning champion Amanda Nunez (13-4 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in the main event of UFC 207. If she loses her title shot we could quite possible see the end of the former champion, however if she wins then she might defend her title one or twice at most.
When asked how much longer she intends to fight? Rousey responded: “I’m wrapping it up. This is definitely one of my last fights. Everyone better watch because the show isn’t going to be around forever.”
Rousey, is regarded as one of the biggest stars of UFC, and her popularity in the game is nothing short of UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Her retirement will make a huge dent in UFC as a brand, especially in the women’s category. Since her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015, we haven’t seen anyone dominate the women’s category the ways she has done. Holly Holm and Meishe Tate both lost at their first title defence.
At the moment, Rousey is working hard in the gym for her December 30 fight which will take place at Las Vagas T-Mobile Arena.
Rousey said: “I’ve been training twice a day since the beginning of August, I finally feel like I’m in super-ninja good mode.”
“The Arm Collector” is feeling relaxed ahead for her big fight, which is extremely important in her bid to regain the title. If she wins then her next target would be Holly Holm rematch.
Remember how “The Preacher’s Daughter” destroyed her in their first fight, which forced her to take a lengthy break from the game. Her fans would love to see that fight before she finally retires.