Ronda Rousey: Rumors of a UFC Return Continue to Circulate

Rumors Surround Rousey's Potential UFC Comeback Amid WWE Turmoil.

by Atia Mukhtar
Ronda Rousey: Rumors of a UFC Return Continue to Circulate

Ronda Rousey, once a holder of the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, saw her reign abruptly end at Money in the Bank when her partner and longtime friend Shayna Baszler betrayed her, resulting in the loss of their titles.

Now, speculation is growing about the future of "The Baddest Woman on the Planet," with rumors suggesting that she might be considering a comeback to the UFC. This has prompted discussions among fans and industry insiders regarding the possibility of Rousey's potential return to the world of mixed martial arts.

However, according to reliable sources, including respected MMA reporter Ariel Helwani, these rumors may not hold much truth. Helwani took to Twitter to dismiss the speculations, stating unequivocally that Ronda Rousey has no intention of returning to the UFC.

While fans may be eager to see her step back into the octagon, it seems unlikely at this point in her career.

Unlikely UFC Return for Rousey

Although Rousey had expressed a desire to engage in a storyline feud with Baszler, whom she credits with introducing her to professional wrestling, a comeback to the UFC appears far-fetched.

Aside from the allure of a potential massive payday, it is important to consider that Rousey is now 36 years old and has not competed in the UFC since her defeat against Amanda Nunes in December 2016, a fight that lasted a mere 48 seconds.

Rousey's earlier MMA career was marked by unprecedented success, with six consecutive victories and six successful defenses of her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship, all of which she won by finishing her opponents. However, her winning streak was halted by Holly Holm in November 2015, and she suffered another defeat the following year before eventually transitioning to the world of WWE.

During her tenure with WWE, Rousey achieved notable milestones, including winning the women's Royal Rumble and becoming a three-time Women's Champion. Her time in the wrestling industry has allowed her to explore new avenues and showcase her versatile skills.

As the speculation continues, it is important to remember that Ronda Rousey has successfully made the transition from MMA to professional wrestling and has carved out a prominent place for herself in the WWE. While a return to the UFC may remain a topic of interest for fans and pundits alike, for now, Rousey's focus appears to be firmly on her career within the realm of sports entertainment.

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