Ronda Rousey is quitting the UFC to become part of the WWE, do you think that's a good move?
Sources have confirmed that Rousey is going to finalize her deal with WWE ahead of a possible appearance at WrestleMania 34 in April. Rousey and WWE haven’t offered comments on it, but one of Rousey’s biggest supporters ,Judo Gene LeBell ,has spoken on it. And he supports her fully on her new career change.Rousey has been training at WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, and also working with local wrestlers in Southern California where she resides. While they haven’t pulled the trigger on it, it would seem like the most natural angle to involve her in would be the Horsewomen vs. Horsewomen deal.
Ronda Rousey was defeated by Amanda Nunes in under a minute on December 2016 at UFC 207 and ever since then there has been much talk about her moving on from MMA and into a career in pro wrestling. After a successful appearance at WrestleMania 31 back in 2015 it seemed like a natural move when her UFC career wrapped up, and she was continually courted publicly by WWE executives Stephanie McMahon and Paul Levesque, aka Triple H. reports bloodyelbow.com In November 2012, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that Rousey had become the first female fighter to sign with the UFC.UFC President Dana White officially announced at the UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz pre-fight press conference that Rousey was the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.Rousey originally opposed using the nickname her friends gave her, "Rowdy", feeling it would be disrespectful to professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. After meeting Piper (circa 2012 or 2013) through Gene LeBell, who helped train both of them, Piper personally gave his approval.
In her seventh title defense, Rousey faced Holly Holm in the main event at UFC 193 on November 15, 2015. Despite being a heavy betting favorite, Rousey was unable to get Holm to the ground and had no answer for Holm's superior striking. Early in the second round, Holm knocked Rousey out with a high kick to the neck, ending Rousey's three-year reign as champion. It was also her first loss. After the fight, Rousey and Holm were each awarded a Fight of the Night bonus of $50,000. She was also medically suspended by UFC on November 18, 2015, which included a no-contact suspension for 45-days, and no fights for 60-days, and would have to depend on CT scan results to have the suspension reduced.She was medically cleared on December 9, 2015.
After over a year away from the sport, Rousey returned to face current champion Amanda Nunes on December 30, 2016, in the main event at UFC 207. She lost the fight via TKO due to punches at just 48 seconds into the first round. Rousey had no answer to Nunes’ straight and overhand shots. Sports columnist Martin Rogers wrote, "Even with all that time to recuperate and prepare, Rousey did not learn an effective jab, the first and most basic tenet of boxing, one of MMA’s core disciplines." It has yet to be undetermined on what Ronda's next move is but many are guessing she is choosing a new career in fighting.