Is Ronda Rousey considering a UFC comeback? Experts weigh in on the potential return of the UFC Hall of Famer and discuss her impact on women’s MMA. Read more.
After her groundbreaking career in the UFC, Ronda Rousey’s potential return to the Octagon has been a topic of discussion. The DAZN MMA Show recently debated whether Rousey should make a comeback and if she even has the desire to do so.
Rousey, who became the first woman inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018 after retiring in 2016, has since found success both on screen and as part of WWE. However, rumors have been circulating that the 36-year-old might be tempted back into the world of mixed martial arts.
During the show, Sean O’Connell praised Rousey’s impact on women’s MMA, stating, ‘She’s this incredible pioneer in women’s mixed martial arts, she brought women’s martial arts to the mainstream. I don’t think if there’s no Ronda Rousey then the UFC does not bring in the women’s weight classes when they did. Her place in the pantheon of great fighters is pretty safe because of what she represents.’
When asked if they would like to see Ronda Rousey compete again and if they think it will happen, Dan Hardy expressed his doubts. He believes that Rousey is content with her current role in WWE and that wrestling has always been her true passion. Hardy also mentioned that the landscape of MMA has changed since Rousey’s departure, and it would not be wise for her to jump back into the sport without careful consideration.
If Rousey were to return, Hardy suggests that it should only be against worthy opponents like Holly Holm or Miesha Tate, to ensure a fair and intriguing matchup for fans. However, he remains skeptical about the likelihood of her return, stating, ‘I don’t think it’s a wise thing to happen at all.’
As the debate continues, fans and pundits eagerly await any updates on Ronda Rousey’s potential comeback to the UFC. Will she decide to step back into the Octagon and reclaim her former glory? Only time will tell.
While the possibility of Ronda Rousey making a UFC comeback intrigues fans, experts are divided on whether it is a wise decision. Rousey’s impact on women’s MMA cannot be overstated, but she has found success and fulfillment in her current role in WWE. The landscape of MMA has also evolved since her retirement, making a potential return more challenging. Only time will reveal if Ronda Rousey will once again grace the Octagon.