If anyone is hopeful for a Ronda Rousey comeback, they may want to temper their expectations.
“It’s got to the point where I don’t want to sacrifice myself and my family to prove that anymore to a bunch of people that don’t give a [expletive] about me,” Rousey said on her YouTube page.
While the former UFC bantamweight champion never officially retired, she seems to have moved on from the sport and is comfortable with where her legacy stands (having been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018).
The former Olympic gold medalist says that many have suggested that she return to the cage, but she is comfortable with where her life is now. “It was actually my husband that taught me I’m so much more than just a fighter. I don’t have to fight myself into the ground…”
Rousey is a megastar in professional wrestling, and has a fairly large following on her eclectic YouTube channel (which has everything from vlogs to judo tutorials), so she is certainly not desperate for cash, which is often the primary motivator for fighter comebacks.
We wish her luck in her non-fighting endeavors and hope other retired fighters can reach a similar level of financial independence.