Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Big Update On Ronda Rousey's WWE Future

Big Update On Ronda Rousey's WWE Future

UFC president Dana White said as much recently, confirming that she hasn't officially retired while questioning why she would even consider returning to the octagon. "I think she's interested in the opportunity, I'm interested in offering her the opportunity, so we have some talking do".

Rousey, the first and former UFC women's bantamweight champion, is nearing a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, according to USA Today.

Speculation ran wild about Rousey's eventual move to WWE after that incident but until now there's been no solid information that she was actually considering a career in professional wrestling. Of those fights, one of them was in the UFC in 2014 at UFC 177 where she lost to Bethe Correia almost two minutes into the second round by TKO. I've seen Pro Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin throw out the idea of Rousey ending Asuka's streak at WrestleMania, and the reactions to the suggestion were mixed. "She will get a lot of money and that's great". She's got enough money and all that stuff.

Rousey, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke confronted WWE stars Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Bayley on camera during the Mae Young Classic and the UFC hero said: "You name the time, you name the place".

If WWE didn't want to wait until WrestleMania 34 on April 8, then Rousey could appear at the 2018 Royal Rumble on January 28 at the Wells Fargo Center. As with the WWE, media rights aren't all about one fighter, but Rousey was one of the UFC's best-known athletes when that presentation was made in the summer of 2016. Meanwhile, she has appeared this year on NBC's "Blindspot", and is filming scenes for a Mark Wahlberg movie called "Mile 22". Now, it's quite possible that didn't directly factor in Rousey much, as this was about lower-tier broadcast fights rather than the better PPV fights she would have likely been in, but there was still maybe the idea of her showing up on some broadcast properties from time to time. Even after her loss to Nunes, she's still one of the most widely-known talents from the UFC world. And she certainly was one of the most mainstream UFC stars.

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