Ronda Rousey is "probably done", says UFC president Dana White

By The Sports Xchange
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Ronda Rousey has yet to announce whether or not she will fight again after her humiliating 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, but UFC president Dana White believes everyone has seen the last of Rousey in the octagon.

"If I had to say right here, right now -- and I don't like saying right here, right now because it's up to her, it's her thing -- but I wouldn't say she fights again. I think she's probably done," White said Tuesday on the UFC Unfiltered podcast.


White said the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion is in good spirits after his recent conversations with her, but got the sense Rousey did not want to fight again.

Rousey, 29, owns a 12-2 record in mixed martial arts competition and became the UFC's first female champion in 2012 before defending her title in six consecutive fights.

She lost her title to Holly Holm in a knockout loss following a kick to the head in November 2015 and didn't fight again until falling to Nunes in late December.

After the loss to Nunes, Rousey posted a quote from author J.K. Rowling on her Instagram account saying "And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."


Rousey admitted after her loss to Holm that she had considered suicide.

Her title fight against Holm at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia drew a UFC-record crowd of 56,214.

"She changed the world," White said of Rousey, who is also an Olympic bronze medalist in judo. "She put female fighting on the map. She's been part of the biggest fights in the history of women fighting and I hope those records can be broken. I don't know if they can, but I hope they can."

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