Ronda Rousey is ’50-50’ on whether to quit UFC following her devastating loss to Amanda Nunes, according to her nutritionist. The former undefeated bantamweight women’s champion was sensationally TKO’d in less than 60 seconds during her UFC 207 fight in Las Vegas last week. Afterwards she admitted that she needs time to consider her future on the back of two consecutive KOs.
Her close confidante and nutritionist Mike Dolce admitted that he would not be shocked if she decides to retire – but asserted there was still time for her to change her mind. Dolce doesn’t think she exactly knows what lies in her future right now. He believes that as with any good athlete, she should take her time to think about it carefully. However, he said that if she decides to say she’s done her thing in MMA, and that she’s going to retire as a legend in the sport, he wouldn’t be surprised, either.
Dolce’s comments are just the latest to come out of Rousey’s camp. Though Rousey has remained hidden and largely silent since her loss to Amanda, some of her close confidantes have started speaking out – acting as a window to Rousey’s mind. Her Mum was the first to comment on her defeat. She stated that she would like to see her daughter retire, though she has to think about such a big decision carefully.
Her heavily criticized coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, has also spoken out. We reported that he said all the criticism he has received doesn’t matter, and that no decision has been taken on Ronda’s future. Now that some of the closest people to Rousey have spoken out, all that’s left now is to make a decision on her future.
We love Ronda Rousey, but the future doesn’t look too good.