Ronda Rousey now finds herself at a crossroads after losing to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 last night in Las Vegas. After the fight Nunes even commented that Rousey should retire from the sport. After two straight first round knockout losses it’s hard to give her another title shot and if “Rowdy” loses another fight she won’t be anywhere near the main event if she wants to keep fighting.
Coming into UFC 207 Rousey did very little media. She insisted she wanted to focus on training and the fight and Dana White gave her a pass due to her notoriety and dominance in the promotion. Now we will have to wait and see if she wants to walk away after two bad losses.
Rousey could opt to go the Brock Lesnar route and pursue pro wrestling. Lesnar works a limited schedule and only does a handful of matches each year. He also makes a few select appearances on RAW throughout the year to hype big pay per views that he appears at. That limited schedule combined with big paydays and her love for the wrestling business could be enough to pull her into the WWE in 2017.
Dana White owes Vince McMahon a favor and it’s likely he’d let Rousey make the jump. In July McMahon let Lesnar fight at UFC 200 to face Mark Hunt. If I’m McMahon or Triple H I’m getting on the phone with Rousey and White next week to see if they can make a deal to get Rousey at Wrestlemania 33 in April.
A Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey match could headline Wrestlemania with the way the WWE has put the focus on the women’s division. Charlotte has been red hot all year and even main evented Hell in a Cell last month against Sasha Banks. The WWE could even do a mixed tag match between Stephanie McMahon and Triple H vs The Rock and Rousey. Rousey made an appearance at Wrestlemania 31 two years ago and took out Steph and Hunter on the show.
Check out the highlights below from UFC 207 and see what you think. Should Rousey keep fighting or hang it up?