When you look back on things, you realize, she really didn’t say she was going to retire now, did she? Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey may have been laughed off into oblivion following her harrowing defeat at the hands of now reigning champion Amanda Nunes, but the MMA icon, ever the true competitor, could be making a return to the Octagon in the near future.
A certain strength and conditioning coach named Dan Garner recently welcomed Rousey to his team.
Check out the Facebook post here
In the post, the coach said:
“Wanted to give a good welcoming post to Ronda Rousey who has just recently joined the team. And is all set for the comprehensive nutritional programming process with myself. Excited to have her on board and to accomplish some great things with her this year. Let’s go!”
Many fans who have come across the post have already begun to speculate on a possible Rousey return. Rousey, of course, is the most easily recognizable mixed martial artist on the planet. She began her career at a blistering pace, winning her first 12 bouts as a professional. Her first eight bouts were won by armbar as the former Olympic judoka was then nicknamed “The Arm Collector.”
Rousey may attempt another UFC comeback
In 2015 however, Holly Holm shocked the world when she completely obliterated Rousey from start to finish. It was the first time Rousey experienced defeat in her career. And the first time an opponent was able to do that much damage to Rousey.
Rousey kept largely out of the spotlight and away from competition for over a year until she decided to return against Nunes last December. It was deemed the majestic and epic return of Ronda Rousey and much was made of the spectacle. Nunes however, stopped Rousey in just 48 seconds. And the American never got to show fans her old self.
Following the loss, many felt it would be the last time they ever saw Rousey in the cage again. Now, with the new coach on board, things are looking like Rousey may try for a third UFC run.
In all honesty, maybe a coaching change is exactly what Ronda Rousey needs. Perhaps a shift from training strategy could be just what the doctor ordered. Are you excited to see Rousey back in the cage? How do you think she would do in another comeback?