Ronda Rousey is apparently not planning a return to UFC despite all the rumors.
Already a UFC Hall of Famer, Ronda Rousey was rumored to return to the octagon in future. The rumors caught fire after Chelsea Chandler’s comment on UFC Vegas 77 pre-show press conference on Wednesday. Chandler said he had heard Ronda Rousey was returning to MMA in the featherweight division.
However, MMA Reporter Ariel Helwani tweeted that Ronda is not considering a UFC comeback as his sources, and there is certainly no truth to the rumors that started on Wednesday.
Ronda Rousey is not considering a UFC comeback, I’m told.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 13, 2023
No truth to the rumors started yesterday.
Ronda Rousey was the first women’s champion in UFC as she was promoted from Strike Bantamweight Champion to UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion in 2012. She went unbeaten in MMA in her first 12 MMA bouts which included 6 successful defenses of the bantamweight title, beating the likes of Liz Carmouche, Meisha Tate, and Cat Zingano.
Ronda suffered her first loss at the hands of Holly Holm to lose her title in November 2015. She lost to Amanda Nunes in December 2018 in her last UFC bout. She was inducted to UFC Hall of Fame in 2018.
Holly Holm also commented on Ronda’s possible UFC return during UFC Vegas 77 press conference. “She’s doing her thing. Let her live,” Holm told MMA Fighting. “Obviously she’s not passionate about fighting anymore.”
Ronda made her WWE debut at WrestleMania 24 in April 2018. Ronda is a triple-crown champion in WWE by winning RAW Women’s, SmackDown Women’s, and Women’s Tag Team Championships.