Dana White Shoots Down Ronda Rousey – UFC Rumor

Ronda Rousey looks to be done with WWE for now after seemingly wrapping up her second run with the company at SummerSlam earlier this month. Rousey lost to her longtime friend-turned-rival Shayna Baszler in an MMA Rules match with Baszler delivering Rousey her first decisive loss in the company via submission. Since the loss, Rousey has been entirely absent from WWE programming and is rarely mentioned.

With The Baddest Woman On The Planet now seemingly having a lot more time on her hands, some have wondered if this could open the door for Rousey to return to her MMA roots and once again compete in the UFC with UFC 300 on the horizon. UFC President Dana White tackled that thought head-on in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, shutting down the possibility completely.

“There’s no shot,” White declared. “She’s accomplished everything she set out to do. Her dream was to win a UFC championship, then win a WWE championship, and she’s done it. Now she’s starting a family. Ronda has made so much money, and she’s still making a lot of money in sponsorships.”

Rousey competed in her final MMA bout back in December 2016, in the main event of UFC 207 against then-Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. Nunes handily defeated her challenger just 48 seconds into the first round, winning via technical knockout after Rousey was unable to defend against a series of punches causing referee Herb Dean to stop the contest.

The inaugural UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion moved on to the world of professional wrestling the following year and made her WWE in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34, teaming with Kurt Angle to defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Rousey went on to win RAW Women’s Championship from Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam later that year and held it until WrestleMania 35, where she lost the title to Becky Lynch in the first-ever women’s match to main event a WrestleMania.