Ronda Rousey Says She’s Not Done With MMA, But WWE ‘Is My Life Now’ (VIDEO)
What has been rumored for months became on official on Sunday.
Ronda Rousey became a full-time employee of the WWE. She made an appearance at the WWE’s Royal Rumble at the Civic Center, even pointing to a Wrestlemania sign and giving the impression that she’ll be wrestling fairly soon.
The former UFC bantamweight champion stated after the event that she’s not done with MMA, despite the drastic career change from the UFC, where she used to dominate.
“That’s what everybody else seems to say. I never retired from judo,” Rousey said to ESPN. “If that’s what you guys want to think. All I know is that I really want to devote 100 percent of my time to wrestling right now, and whatever people want to call that, they can call it.”
When grilled about her two back-to-back losses in the Octagon at the hands of Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, Rousey steered clear of talking about it.
“I think I’d rather just not talk about that right now,” she said.
Rousey is adamant she still has a good relationship with UFC President Dana White. She said the two of them stay in contact, but the WWE is where she is right now.
“This is my life now,” she said. “They have first priority on my time for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab. This is not a publicity stunt. When I first met with Triple H, I told him: ‘There are other things that I can do with my time that’ll make way more money, but I won’t enjoy nearly as much.'”