Ronda Rousey was asked at yesterday’s UFC 193 pre-fight interviews what she thought of Miesha Tate suggesting she might retire after being snubbed for a title shot, and her answer revealed as much about her own future as anything else.
“I think it’s an empty threat, because to be honest, I have more miles on me than she does, and her best bet for a career is to wait for me to retire, and her and Holly (Holm) could probably end up fighting for a title,” Rousey candidly told MMAjunkie. “I think that would be a really good fight.”
Rousey has spoken about the possibility of retiring before, with the 28 year-old telling Joe Rogan just a few months ago that her plan was to retire by the time she reached 31. Even since then Rousey’s fame has continued to grow, and her answers yesterday do leave it open to question as to whether she will even make it that far before hanging up her gloves for good.
“It’s not going to take that long,” Rousey said. “I’m the one with all the surgeries and arthritis. I don’t know why she’s talking about retirement.”
The only thing we know for certain about Rousey’s future is that she intends to take some time away from the spotlight following her fight on Saturday night so that, in her words, she can, “let some people miss me,” with the intention of returning to fight at the historic UFC 200 event in July of next year.