With news finally being released announcing Ronda Rousey’s return to the UFC Octagon at UFC 207 versus Amanda Nunes, Rousey has now begun making the media rounds to promote the event.
After being almost invisible for a year following her devastating loss to Holly Holm, Rousey said on Tuesday that the concept of not seeing her fighting in MMA is something we’re all going to have to get used to, and pretty soon.
Appearing on Ellen this morning, Rousey, 29, finally broke her silence on what the future has in store for her beyond UFC 207…
“Not that long, I’m wrapping it up,” Rousey informed Ellen. “This is definitely one of my last fights.”
“So everyone better watch. The show isn’t going to be around forever.”
Rousey also discussed what it is about fighting that makes it hard for her to want to compete much longer…
“I think it’s more of the build-up that’s more tiring than anything else. Like, if we had a fight right now, I’d be like, I’d fight right now and I’ll go get dinner, and I wouldn’t feel like really tired about it. It’s the weeks and weeks of build-up beforehand, and you know you’re fighting this one person, and it’s this showdown, the most important thing in your life, and millions of people are watching.
“It’s that build-up for weeks on end. If it just happened right now, I wouldn’t be nervous at all. It’s the waiting.”
As for how she feels heading into her chance to regain the title she once OWNED, “I finally feel like super ninja good.”
Check out the interview below which will air on TV today.
H/T MMA Fighting