Ronda Rousey shocked the world after debuting during 2018’s Royal Rumble event. It did not take her long to establish herself as one of the company’s biggest stars. She also explained how she might return to the MMA world.
Rousey was a huge star in the UFC, arguably the biggest after Conor McGregor during her peak. However, she would lose to the likes of Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes and ended up shattering her confidence.
Due to this, she eventually made her way to WWE. While speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Ronda Rousey revealed what is would take for her to return to MMA. It would be to fight her idol Gina Carano.
“No [Rousey initially said when asked if she’ll ever get back into the octagon]. Well… There’s only one person. There’s only one person I would come back for. I mean, I’ve said it a million times. It’s not like it’s something new but, for Gina man. Gina Carano, she’s the reason why I got into fighting, she’s the reason why I knew it was a possibility. I will always be forever grateful… and if she ever was like, ‘Ronda, I wanna fight you tomorrow at 205 pounds,’ like whatever the hell she’d want — I’m not saying she’s 205 pounds — if she wanted to come into my backyard and do the Rocky thing or, you know, ding, ding and we just do it in the backyard, I don’t care.”
Ronda Rousey is currently the SmackDown Women’s Champion. We will have to wait and see if she will ever return to MMA, as unlikely as it seems.