Nutritionist to the MMA stars Mike Dolce has stated that, in his opinion, it’s still very much up in the air whether Ronda Rousey will fight again after her 48 second beatdown against Amanda Nunes in Las Vegas this past weekend.
Dolce hasn’t spoken to Rousey directly since the fight, but has been in contact with other members of her team, which has led him to the conclusion that it’s not a certainty just yet that her MMA career is over.
“I wouldn’t be surprised either way,” Dolce told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour show. “I want to make sure that’s contextual. If she says, ‘I want to be back for Super Bowl weekend or the July 4th card,’ I would not be surprised in the slightest. If she says, ‘I’ve done my thing in MMA, I’m gonna retire as a legend in the sport, specifically for WMMA,’ I wouldn’t be surprised, either. I truly think it’s 50-50 right now.”
Dolce also assured Rousey’s fans that she’s taking the loss as well as can be expected under the circumstances, saying that, “she has an amazing support system around her, truly.”
So far Rousey has only released a brief statement since her comeback defeat, stating that she’s going to take time out to think about her future.
Meanwhile, others have began to call for her to hang up her gloves for good, including her mom AnnMaria De Mars and legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach.