Ronda Rousey Says She Will Take Time to ‘Reflect and Think About the Future’


Former UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey isn’t ready to call it a career just yet, but she admits she needs a little time to figure out her next move.

Rousey (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) today released a statement to, revealing she will reflect on her options before making a decision about any potential return to the octagon following her devastating loss to Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) at UFC 207.

“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones,” Rousey stated. “Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me.

“Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes – even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly – it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.

“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”

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