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Ronda Rousey’s fighting career is most likely finished, UFC president Dana White said Monday.
 
White said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast that he’d spoken to Rousey recently and did not get the indication that she wanted to fight again.
 
“Her spirits are good and she’s doing her own thing,” White said. “In the conversation I had with her, if I had to say right here, right now – and I don’t like saying right here, right now because it’s up to her, it’s her thing – but I wouldn’t say she fights again. I think she’s probably done. I think she’s going to ride off in the sunset and start living her life outside of fighting.”
 
Rousey, 29, became the UFC’s first female champion in 2012 and made six defenses of the women’s bantamweight belt, all inside the distance and all but one inside the first round. But the former Olympic bronze medallist suffered a spectacular knockout loss to Holly Holm in 2015, then after a year-long layoff was dominated in her comeback fight against current champion Amanda Nunes on 30 December.
 
“It’s not that I even think it was an invincible thing, it’s that she’s so competitive that her career and record meant everything to her,” White said. “Then, once she lost, she started to say to herself, ‘What the hell am I doing? This is my whole life? This is it? I want to experience and start doing other things.’ That’s what she’s started to do.
 
“She’s got a lot of money. She’s never going to need money again. First of all, unless you spend money like crazy, unless you spend money like Floyd [Mayweather], you’re not going to need money again when you have the kind of money that Ronda has. She’s not a big spender. She’s got a cute place down in Venice, California.”
 
Added White: “She changed the world. She put female fighting on the map. She’s been part of the biggest fights in the history of women fighting and I hope those records can be broken. I don’t know if they can but I hope they can.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jan/31/ronda-rousey-ufc-career-retirement-dana-white

 

 

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Got out at 29 years old, loaded and with no major injury's. Fair play to her.

 

Heard she makes a killing doing motivational speeches for companies as well. Doubt she will be tempted back. 

 

Surely that's now gone tits up after her back to back loses? Getting smashed 2 times in a row, hiding from the media and spotlight, hitting by her own remarks rock bottom, doesn't scream to me of someone able to do motivational speeches.

 

It's a big fall from her initial hope of Hollywood blockbusters. 

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It's pleasing she seems to be handling this loss well. One of the more grim negatives about her coming back to fight Nunes was the potential of her doing something daft, seeing as she was on Ellen pissing tears and talking about suicide. It's maybe also a further indication that she's sort of over the fight game.

 

It sucks it appears Hollywood bailed the second she caught a shin to the face.

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Got out at 29 years old, loaded and with no major injury's. Fair play to her.

 

Heard she makes a killing doing motivational speeches for companies as well. Doubt she will be tempted back. 

 

Surely that's now gone tits up after her back to back loses? Getting smashed 2 times in a row, hiding from the media and spotlight, hitting by her own remarks rock bottom, doesn't scream to me of someone able to do motivational speeches.

 

It's a big fall from her initial hope of Hollywood blockbusters. 

 

 

Would be unfair if true. I don't like her, as I think she's a hypocrite, a douchebag, a co-home-wrecker, and a bully, but the fact is she was 1. the first female UFC champion, 2. a pioneer for the division, 3. the face of WMMA to the casual fan, 4. a dominant champion whose entire time in the Octagon barely amounts to two championship match lengths, 5. an Olympic freakin' bronze medallist, 6. a Hollywood star (however briefly), and 7. one of the biggest draws in MMA ever.

 

She's accomplished more in about, what? ten years? than most people ever accomplish in their entire lifetimes.

 

Another way to look at it is this: Anderson Silva is not the fighter he used to be. I'd still consider him to be someone who knows about success and motivation.

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Would be unfair if true. I don't like her, as I think she's a hypocrite, a douchebag, a co-home-wrecker, and a bully, but the fact is she was 1. the first female UFC champion, 2. a pioneer for the division, 3. the face of WMMA to the casual fan, 4. a dominant champion whose entire time in the Octagon barely amounts to two championship match lengths, 5. an Olympic freakin' bronze medallist, 6. a Hollywood star (however briefly), and 7. one of the biggest draws in MMA ever.

 

She's accomplished more in about, what? ten years? than most people ever accomplish in their entire lifetimes.

 

Another way to look at it is this: Anderson Silva is not the fighter he used to be. I'd still consider him to be someone who knows about success and motivation.

 

I'm not taking anything away from her accomplishments. This is specifically to do with the term motivation.

 

When she's faced defeat, she's shown that she takes it terribly. She's mentally fragile and emotionally all over the place.

 

I can't see how you can do motivational speeches to companies as suggested above when your most recent headlines are back to back losses accompanied with stories of how mentally fragile you are. 

 

The Anderson SIlva comparison is very different though. Silva has already shown he has the ability to come back from real adversity. He's faced defeats in the past and comeback an even better fighter. Even before his UFC run he was beaten 3 or 4 times. 

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I get what you're saying, but there's still an argument to be made that Rousey knows about motivation. She wouldn't have got to where she was at her peak without it, obsessively training to try and be the best at what she did. Perhaps this speaks to the nature of motivation as a multi-faceted thing, that there's the kind of motivation that drives you to excel, and the type that helps you to survive.

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I do agree with what you're saying, and without doubt because of her achievements she most certainly understands motivation in relation to achieving greatness

 

However, I just know if I was sat there at this very moment listening to her talk I would find it hard to believe the conviction of her words knowing how she's recently been.

I guess as time passes things may change, and if she comes out of this with a new positive outlook then things would be different, at least for me anyway. 

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Going from Ronda's history of not dealing with losses well (going back to her Judo days), it might be the safer option to just bail out and enjoy her money. If Ronda is content with not living life in the spotlight and is content with what she achieved then all power to her.

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I don't know about the WWE stuff but the Hollywood thing is never going to take off for her, I don't think. The losses and the way she handled them (well, the Holm one anyway) has no doubt damaged her stock. I'm sure there'll still be offers but it won't be what it would've been when she was winning and on top of the world. But the main problem to me is she's just not very good at it. It's not like she's shown a natural ability there like The Rock did. And unlike Rock, she's not exactly the type you'd see being funny either. So that likely narrows her down purely to 'badass woman' roles. And she didn't look like much of a badass in that 48 second assault from Nunes and that's unfortunately the last memory she leaves MMA with. I just can't see the Hollywood career for her.

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I agree with lamby re the motivational speaker stuff. Maybe she would have been a great option in the past when she was winning, but seeing how she handled both losses and hid for 1 year and cried and didn't even make any changes to her camp; that's not who I'd want as a motivational speaker. It has nothing to do with her losing - it's how she acted like a baby afterwards, and even refusing to do any media.

 

Give me McGregor or Cruz any day for a motivational talk. Anyone can act motivated when they win - how they react to losses shows their true character. 

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