Dana White billed her as the greatest female fighter in history but she now looks finished after consecutive defeats
Ronda Rousey is not returning to the UFC – after cracking a Hollywood acting career – but has not retired from MMA according to Dana White.
The UFC boss played a pivotal role building Rousey’s MMA career, billing her as “the greatest athlete I’ve ever worked with” after just four fights in his promotion.
But the wheels came off with a shock defeat to Holly Holm in 2015 and a 2016 comeback meltdown when Amanda Nunes punched her senseless for 48 seconds.
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The 30-year-old MMA icon has got her first big acting role in NBC’s prison drama ‘Blindspot’ and the UFC now see no way of getting the fallen star back in the cage.
When White was asked if another Rousey return was on the cards, he told TMZ: “I don’t think so.
“She hasn’t retired. She hasn’t told me she’s retiring but I don’t think she’s coming back.
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“She’s actually enjoying herself and she’s having fun. She made a lot of money and she’s enjoying it now.
“I know she was just on that TV show and if they do another season, she might be a regular character on the show. I could see her doing that.”
And Rousey confirmed she has her heart set on continuing her showbiz career.
Rousey told TMZ Sports: “Blindspot was awesome. I really loved it. I hope I get to go back.”