Ronda Rousey’s back and she’s looking really good…
Ronda Rousey hasn’t made too many public appearances since her UFC 207 loss to Amanda Nunes 10 months ago. She recently cropped up at an Xbox One event, however, where she played Assassins Creed: Origins, which was released today.
There have been rumors out there regarding what might be next for Ronda. Her long-time infamous coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, has stated she thinks Rousey would come back for a fight with Gina Carano or Cyborg. He seems to be the only one who feels this way, however, as most people believe her future is in pro wrestling.
Ronda Rousey to WWE Rumors
WWE Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon, previously had this to say regarding bringing Rousey into her company.
“I would love to add Ronda Rousey! I know that she loves WWE, and we certainly love her, so it would be a match, no pun intended, made in heaven. So hopefully one day we’ll have that opportunity.”
Rousey would need to announce her retirement from MMA before she would be eligible to sign with WWE, however. She is believed to have reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando but has yet to officially sign with the company. Rousey had previously been training with WWE’s Brian Kendrick closer to her home in California.
Will Ronda Fight Again?
Edmond Tarverdyan appears to be the only person alive who feels Rousey will fight again. Here is what he had to say recently regarding Ronda possibly facing Cyborg someday still.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know. We’ll live and we’ll see. If injuries weren’t there and everything was where it was, we would take that fight and I’m telling you she’s too slow for us. And Ronda will beat her. Ronda needs a challenge that she really needs to be like this person is no good and I need to prove something to the whole world. That’s how Ronda works good.
“And she didn’t have that with Holly, she’s the one that pushed and wanted some aggressiveness before the weigh-ins. This one she has it. She said she cheated before, she’s hurt women and she wants to come and beat her.”
Edmond’s comments run counter to the opinions of most others. UFC President, Dana White, had this to say regarding Ronda potentially fighting in the promotion again.
“In the conversation I had with her, if I had to say right here right now — and again, I don’t like saying right here right now because it’s up to her — but I wouldn’t say she fights again,” he told hosts Jim Norton and Matt Serra. “I think she’s probably done. She’s going to ride off into the sunset and start living life outside of fighting.”
Ronda Looking Good At XBox One Event
Rousey’s long-time training partner, Shayna Baszler, had recently competed for WWE in the inaugural Mae Young Classic, a single elimination tournament for women not on the company’s main roster.
Rousey was in attendance for parts of the tournament which has fuelled speculation it won’t be long now until we finally see her in a WWE ring.