No matter the outcome of her fight at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, we could be reasonably certain WWE would still have interest in Ronda Rousey. But now that she’s been knocked out for the second fight in a row, this time by Amanda Nunes, does “Rowdy” still have interest in pro wrestling? Or MMA? Or anything at all?
She released a statement to ESPN that says:
“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones. Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me.
“Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes -- even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly -- it doesn't work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women's division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.
“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”
For whatever it’s worth, there has been a show of support for Rousey throughout the pro wrestling world, with various WWE stars publicly making known how much they respect everything she’s done in combat sports. That does not include the likes of Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, or Triple H.