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Ronda Rousey not pleased with reaction to future retirement talk

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UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey recently said she could retire in as little as two year from now. The response to that statement has been strong, and Rousey went off about it in a twitter rant this morning.

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UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made some waves earlier this week when she said she could retire from MMA in as little as two years from now. She said that she needed an "exit strategy" from the sport, something she didn't have when she was done with Judo. Here's what she had to say (via MMA Fighting):

"I said from the beginning that I work in quadrennials," Rousey told MMA Junkie. "I do four-year cycles. I think I've got two years left in me, realistically, if I'm going to do this like an Olympic run."


"I am the best f--king fighter in the world, and I truly believe that, but you're still rolling the dice no matter who you are, so I do have to kind of set up an exit strategy," she said. "That's what I did wrong in judo. I followed it all the way until the end, and I didn't put any thought into after.

"I've got two more years to get the ball rolling without me. TUF was the first step. It's not the last one, but the work's getting done."

Those statements led to a bunch of speculation from fans and media alike, and it drove Rousey to send out a series of tweets this morning to further explain herself. And to attack the haters:

Rousey is scheduled to meet Miesha Tate at UFC 168, and might move her fight camp to Atlanta so she can take a part in Fast & Furious 7. So with that out of the way, let the Gina Carano comparisons continue.