UFC president Dana White spoke with ESPN recently and when asked about a possible Ronda Rousey comeback he wasn’t keen on it. Rousey had returned after much hype to face UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and got demolished in 48 seconds at UFC 207. After getting KO’d by Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes almost no one wants to see Ronda back, especially Dana.
I think people realize she’s probably going to retire. Ronda Rousey is super competitive and doesn’t like to lose. I know she’s been criticized for that by a lot of people, but that’s just who she is and the way she is. And the way she is, is what made everybody get behind her. It’s what blew up the women’s divisions.
Now she’s going to move on to the next chapter of her life, get married and have kids, do that thing. It’s not sad, it’s the way she wanted it.
I don’t know if I’d want her to (come back). The way she came in, the way everything went? It was perfect. I’ve never been one of those promoters that looks at, ‘Oh, imagine how much money I can make if Ronda Rousey comes back’ or the Chuck Liddells, all those guys. I’m actually the guy who, when somebody even hints at retiring, says, ‘I think you should retire.’