Ronda Rousey is a tough cookie to crack.
No one is really sure whether the former women’s bantamweight champion will decide to stick around after her championship showdown against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.
Rousey has given the MMA media the silent treatment ahead of Friday night’s main event, which has led many to question her state of mind heading into the biggest fight of her career.
UFC president Dana White also isn’t sure what the future holds for Rousey and admits that she may retire if she loses against ‘The Lioness’.
“She’s very competitive, so if she loses I’ll have to see how this thing plays out, but her legacy?” White said. “I mean, she held the title, she was the most dominant female ever. And if you look at since she lost, every time there’s been a fight the belt has been handed over. So, on Friday night she has the opportunity to come back, get her belt back and cement her legacy.”
Since losing the 135-pound title to Holly Holm last year, Rousey has shied away from the media and remained tight-lipped on her future in the sport. The former Olympian did tell TV host Ellen Degeneres that she felt suicidal in the aftermath of UFC 193, and the promotion recently released a spectacular promo that centred on Rousey’s mission to prove the critics wrong on Dec. 30.
Nunes vs. Rousey will headline tomorrow night’s UFC 207 pay-per-view at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.