MMA legend Ronda Rousey regrets persevering with her battle profession after falling out of affection with the game.
The previous UFC bantamweight champion broke down boundaries and amassed a 12-2 report throughout her skilled MMA profession, earlier than calling it quits in 2016 at 31 years outdated.
Rousey suffered a shock knockout loss to Holly Holm in 2015 earlier than returning one 12 months later to tackle Amanda Nunes, who stopped her inside one minute and ended her epic MMA reign.
‘Rowdy’ has since gone on to carve out a really profitable profession in skilled wrestling with the WWE and she or he simply needs she’d made the choice to stroll away from preventing sooner.
“I feel it was troublesome [to walk away] in each judo and MMA, in that everybody else felt that they wished extra from me,” Rousey advised Daniel Cormier on The DC Examine-In.
“In judo, you peak in your mid-20s. I medalled at 21 so I used to be going to be 25 for the following Olympics. Everybody’s like, ‘Oh, that is it. You’re going to be the primary [American woman] to win Olympic gold.’”
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Rousey was in a position to stroll away from judo on the peak of her powers however selected to stay round in MMA longer than she ought to have as a result of exterior influences.
“I didn’t need it anymore and I couldn’t do it for everyone else and I feel that’s a mistake that I made with MMA, was once I acquired to that time the place I didn’t need it anymore, I stored doing it for everyone else,” she mentioned.
Regardless of falling out of affection with the game, Rousey not too long ago revealed that she would step again into the Octagon for one specific opponent.
The American is bored with avenging her defeats to Holm or Nunes however can be open to a battle with MMA pioneer Gina Carano.
Carano solely had eight fights in MMA however made a major affect earlier than retiring with a 7-1 report after shedding in opposition to Cris Cyborg in a Strikeforce bantamweight title battle in 2009.
The 40-year-old, who determined to pursue a profession in performing and has appeared in such movies as Haywire, Quick & Livid 6, and Deadpool, appears to be all in favour of preventing Rousey.
Whereas selling her new film Terror on the Prairie, Carano expressed a willingness to battle Rousey in six months’ time after she’s completed engaged on her numerous TV and film initiatives.