Ronda Rousey created a bit of a stir this week when she suggested she could potentially retire from MMA within two years at the age of 28, and it seems she’s in no mood to listen to those who have been critical of her plan.
“To everyone giving me shit for “hypothetically retiring” someday – i’ll retire when I feel like my mark has been made and I’m ready to make babies,” Rousey wrote in the first of a series of posts on Twitter which we’ve combined below.
“My best guess was 2-3 years but thats a guess,who knows,the day I’m not overjoyed 2 go 2 the gym is the day I quit. Could be tomorrow or in 7 years. But i’ll tell you what, every1 giving me shit 4 entertaining the idea is expediting it.
I’m a fighter & always will be, only i’ll know when its enough. So fuck all you hating twitter bitches, have a great time spending the rest of your day seething over my options and choices. And for everyone that has my back and has been supportive through all this. Thank you so much,I can’t explain how much I appreciate you all.”
While the idea of Rousey retiring isn’t good for the sport, it’s hard to criticize it from her perspective. Over the next couple of years she could make a good amount of money as a legitimate pay-per-view draw if she keeps winning, and if Hollywood continues to welcome her with open arms then she’ll have a legitimate post-fight career option to look forward to.
A lot can happen in two years though and from Rousey’s latest comments it doesn’t seem as if her plan is set in stone. Let’s not forget that other high-profile stars like Anderson Silva and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson have set retirement dates in the past and then disregarded them so we’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds.