A 48-second knockout from Amanda Nunes after 13 month hiatus appeared to be the natural end to one of MMA’s most influential careers. However, the news of Ronda Rousey having signed with a strength and conditioning coach left many predicting an eventual comeback.
According to Dana White, though, she’s been mum on the subject with him to this point.
In his comments with the media following UFC 210, White claims Rousey hasn’t spoken a word of “comeback” to him.
When asked what he thought the chances of return might be, he didn’t offer much encouragement for those who were holding out.
“If I had to guess, I would guess that she will not come back,” White said.
White is apparently still in regular contact with former champion, so the lines of communication remain open.
Ronda Rousey was a force and owes her status as a celebrity-athlete to the UFC, but all signs point to the fact that she has moved on. It was never a mystery that she was looking to transition to the world of traditional entertainment; film and television.
Never rule out the chance of a competitor wanting to relieve the glory days, but the history making years of Rousey’s fighting career are over.