Ronda Rousey may be out of WWE fairly soon, but it doesn’t necessarily mean she is going back to a place she already conquered.
Over the last five years, Ronda Rousey has been a WWE superstar. She has had two runs in the company while also taking a break to have a baby daughter.
Prior to her WWE run, Ronda Rousey was a legend in the mixed martial arts (MMA) world. During her run in MMA, Rousey was known for her dominant performances.
From 2011 to 2015, Ronda Rousey started her MMA career with a 12-0 record with only one of those fights making it past the first round. In fact, nine of those twelve wins happened in the first round in under one minute or less.
Due to her dominant run as the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion that saw her get inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame (the first woman to do so), Rousey is regarded as one of the greatest women’s combat sports athletes ever.
In WWE, Rousey has done a lot including runs as the Raw & Smackdown Women’s Champion, she competed in the first women’s main event of WrestleMania 35 in 2019, she’s won the Royal Rumble and is a former Women’s Tag Team Champion as well.
It was recently reported that Rousey has an “out date” with WWE meaning she’s likely done with her run in the company perhaps as soon as SummerSlam on August 5th. That’s why she lost the Women’s Tag Team Title with her best friend Shayna Baszler when Baszler turned on her in a recent title match.
With regard to Ronda’s future, UFC fighter Chelsea Chandler recently told MMA Junkie that she hears Ronda Rousey is coming back to UFC as a featherweight.
“I’ve been hearing Ronda is coming back. I’ve heard she’s coming back at 145. You never know. … If I got out there and put on the performance I plan on putting (on), I’ll welcome her to 145. I think it would be a great fight. It has been a long time for her, and things change, people get better, and I think people are on to her one-trick-pony armbar. Money talks, and she would bring eyes to the sport again. I feel like her time in WWE is starting to go down, so I’d like to see it.”
While Chandler might feel like Rousey is headed to the UFC, Ariel Helwani of The MMA Hour and BT Sport reports there is no truth to the rumor and that Ronda Rousey is not considering a UFC comeback.
Ronda Rousey is not considering a UFC comeback, I’m told.
No truth to the rumors started yesterday.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 13, 2023
At 36 years old, Ronda Rousey certainly could go back to UFC if she wanted to, but with such a long layoff, it doesn’t seem that likely based on what Helwani reported. It’s also possible that Rousey wants to move on from WWE due to wanting more children too. Either way, it seems like Ronda’s WWE exit is coming soon.