fbpx
15 49.0138 8.38624 1 1 4000 1 http://mmauk.net 300 0

Ronda Rousey officially joins WWE – “This is my life now”


It’s official. Rowdy Ronda Rousey is a professional wrestler.

Rousey made her highly anticipated appearance at Sundays Royal Rumble event in Philadelphia and announced her switch from MMA to ‘sports entertainment’.

Speaking to ESPN, Rousey confirmed she has signed a full time contract with the WWE.

“This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt. When I first met with Triple H, I told him, ‘There are other things I can do with my time that’ll make way more money, but I won’t enjoy nearly as much’.”

 

After the event, the WWE Twitter page posted the following interview where Rousey explained that this has been a dream of hers since childhood.

UFC president Dana White has said several on several occasions that he didn’t feel Rousey would ever return to fight in the UFC. While the former UFC bantamweight champion officially retiring from MMA, this latest development certainly spells the end for any hopes that she might return in the immediate future.

“(Retirement is) what everybody else seems to say,” Rousey said. “I never retired from judo. If that’s what you guys want to think. All I know is that I really want to devote 100 percent of my time to wrestling right now, and whatever people want to call that, they can call it.”

Based on the initial behind the scenes footage released by the WWE, it would appear that Ronda is genuinely happy with this latest career development. Rousey had been subject to intense speculation over her future following her last UFC appearance where she lost in spectacular fashion to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. For now at least, the UFC can continue to move on from the Rowdy era and wish her the best with her new adventure.

 

 



Previous
Next

32 Comments

  • Joshua Drown
    30/01/2018 at 12:58 am

    Wow what??????

  • Erik Campbell
    29/01/2018 at 9:54 pm

    Here come the haters. You know the ones that have never accomplished anything in their sad lives. Hahaha

  • Craig McDermott
    29/01/2018 at 7:57 pm

    Michael Fanning

  • Chadd Dearden
    29/01/2018 at 7:54 pm

    Lewis Brierley

    • Lewis Brierley
      29/01/2018 at 7:55 pm

      24 hours behind lad watched it loads haha

    • Chadd Dearden
      29/01/2018 at 7:56 pm

      Lewis Brierley 🙄 soz mr I know everything

  • Jay Burgener
    29/01/2018 at 6:57 pm

    Hey. 20 bucks is 20 bucks
    Just sayin

  • Shawn Miller
    29/01/2018 at 6:46 pm

    I guess you can’t get knocked out if it’s not in the script

  • Keith C Davis
    29/01/2018 at 4:45 pm

    We see your true colors…

    Paper champion, one trick pony with no ability to accept a real loss.

  • Peter Vazkey
    29/01/2018 at 4:31 pm

    When you suck at real fighting.

    • Aaron Davies
      29/01/2018 at 6:14 pm

      Are you really this dumb, or just playing?

    • Shawn Miller
      29/01/2018 at 6:46 pm

      She would stomp your ass

    • Shawn Miller
      29/01/2018 at 6:48 pm

      Fucking Cowboys fan.. gay

  • Rick Santing
    29/01/2018 at 4:22 pm

    She cant win a mma fight..i understand

  • Sev Trifonova
    29/01/2018 at 4:02 pm

    El Tio Mahder

  • James Hamilton
    29/01/2018 at 3:49 pm

    Yeah it’s been on the cards for a while

  • Terry Rasor
    29/01/2018 at 3:41 pm

    $$$$ to be a sports entertainer.. Not a fighter…. Makes me respect CM Punk and Broc Lesner even more for at least trying to be real..

    • Terry Rasor
      29/01/2018 at 4:20 pm

      Not saying she wouldn’t kick the hell outta me.. Because she totally would!! Lol

  • Tj Clyde
    29/01/2018 at 3:27 pm

    Now she can be fake and over-hyped!!!

  • Antonio Urena
    29/01/2018 at 3:13 pm

    Jose Esquivel

  • Mike Rivera
    29/01/2018 at 2:21 pm

    Oh damn . It’s all about the money

  • Robert Knott
    29/01/2018 at 2:01 pm

    Worst kept secret in ages 😂

  • Louise Muir
    29/01/2018 at 1:55 pm

    Paul Muirr

  • G-Mac Valets
    29/01/2018 at 1:52 pm

    She took 1 hell of a beating from holly Holmes and then retires for WWE/Actress 🖕💰💰

  • Ronnie Core
    29/01/2018 at 1:08 pm

    of course it is, it’s the only place she can be guaranteed a win

  • David Farquhar
    29/01/2018 at 12:49 pm

    She may as well pretend she can fight

  • Neddy Ryan
    29/01/2018 at 12:38 pm

    Acting is her new thing

  • Randy Lee
    29/01/2018 at 12:35 pm

    …. Why the fuck

  • Gee Smith
    29/01/2018 at 12:34 pm

    Gee Dee Russell T Smith Neö KC Fraser can’t take the heat

    • Gee Dee
      29/01/2018 at 2:16 pm

      Not happy with the rowdy roddy stuff to be fair 😐

    • Russell T Smith
      29/01/2018 at 2:30 pm

      time to get back into WWF!

      Ronda might just be about to replace Sid Justice…..