Ronda Rousey 'surprised' how happy she's been being away from fighting

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by fightfan62, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. fightfan62

    fightfan62 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    312
    If you were in the camp hoping to see Ronda Rousey take an extended leave after her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, you might get your wish.


    Rousey's only been a pro since 2011 but was one of the most active UFC champions as she became the mainstream face of MMA. Her look, dominance and attitude made her the sport's biggest star in short time and it may have finally caught up with her.


    "MMA? Yea, they've been making me go non-stop," Rousey told MMA Junkie. "I mean, my first year I fought six times. I feel like I've been burning the candle at both ends for a long time. In Judo, I took a good period of time off after the Beijing Olympics and I feel like I'm bodily and mentally in a similar space where it's just what I need right now."


    That post-Olympic break in 2008 is what Rousey has referred to as a time she didn't think she "could get any lower."


    A total 180 from a life of strict discipline, Rousey has said she spent those next two years "partying," smoking, drinking and developing a Vicodin habit. But it was also during that time she discovered MMA and fell back in love with competition.


    "It's been surprising to me how happy I've been being away from [fighting]," said Rousey. "I'm being purposefully mysterious right now because I think people have taken my availability for granted, and I've kind of just wanted to disappear."


    http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/2/1...r-mcgregor-donald-cerrone-mma-news/in/2530418

    Looks like Ronda's judo coach might have been right when he said she wouldn't come back.
     
  2. JohnWick

    JohnWick The Baba Yaga Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    2,140
    Likes Received:
    1,485
    Location:
    Hell's Kitchen
    It really doesn't matter if she doesn't come back. Holm beat her so convincingly I don't think the fight warrants a rematch. From business terms it would. It seems like Ronda has lost the plot though.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2016
  3. IMSAYIN

    IMSAYIN Mediocre Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,066
    Likes Received:
    2,279
    Location:
    The corner of Dazed and Confused
    Hey Ronda...

    [​IMG]
     
    MMAart, MTL, 2DUM2TAP and 9 others like this.
  4. Nightmaree

    Nightmaree Questionmark

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Messages:
    10,672
    Likes Received:
    19,678
    Location:
    The Orchid
  5. helltoupee

    helltoupee Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2015
    Messages:
    6,749
    Likes Received:
    7,229
    Location:
    on one wheel
  6. Dead Kennedy

    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    8,308
    Likes Received:
    32,902
    Location:
    Inland Empire
    Already planning her exit I see
     
    Zarra and sapporo ichiban like this.
  7. DaffodilMcWoozy

    DaffodilMcWoozy Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2015
    Messages:
    2,975
    Likes Received:
    2,925
    Money is great
     
  8. peepshow

    peepshow Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2014
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    91
    Location:
    new york
    That's what everybody says after getting knocked out

    Funny how it humbles people
     
  9. Lanx

    Lanx 房仕龍 Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages:
    9,945
    Likes Received:
    11,115
    Location:
    Bronx
    Ronda doesn't deserve to be head kicked again, head kicks aren't for DNB's!
     
    Cheapshart likes this.
  10. Jay philips

    Jay philips Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,936
    Likes Received:
    2,116
    Location:
    404
    I tweeted the night of the fight I can show you the date of the tweet I said with her being established she will and should retire because if she comes back it would be an ego fight she don't give a shit about that belt and an ego fight is not the mentality she needs she will end up on the floor again. Proving people wrong well look at the people criticizing her they are hidden away behind a keyboard, what on gods green earth does she need to prove to them. Take your health and go live the good life with a gig or two here and there but no waking up and going to spar and shit which is no fun regardless of the ones who say they love it. After the way everybody was so piled up on Ronda's bandwagon then turned on her like that like the pathetic casual clingers they are I would have to assume she has a mental illness to come back to this 2 faced back stabbing circle jerk.
     
  11. Ikky

    Ikky Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    2,300
    Getting headkick KO'd is a helluva drug.
     
  12. TheNinja

    TheNinja Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    15,227
    Likes Received:
    10,250
    Location:
    East Bay, Cali
    She seems awfully hot and cold / ADD ish. It kind of seems like she has high highs and low lows and that she gets sick of things really quickly.
     
  13. Zarra

    Zarra Red Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2015
    Messages:
    7,605
    Likes Received:
    10,615
    Well I hope she stays happy forever.
     
    Luger likes this.
  14. BALLERSTATUSMCG

    BALLERSTATUSMCG Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2015
    Messages:
    3,614
    Likes Received:
    3,173
    if only she was hot
     
  15. Coconut Joe

    Coconut Joe Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2015
    Messages:
    12,431
    Likes Received:
    33,475
    Location:
    Always in Philly
    Huh? Go easy man, Rondas the type of person who quits when things get hard. It's not anyone's fault. It's in her nature. Who are these "back stabbers" you seem so fixated on? News flash, it's not their fault either.
     
    Mga223 and UnTrust like this.
  16. finalboss

    finalboss Blood brother to Percival the Hemorrhager

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    3,240
    Likes Received:
    647
    Location:
    In a dark, underground unknown location
    Ronda "Ragequit" Rousey
     
    OxSxM, MTL, UnTrust and 1 other person like this.
  17. Jesus X

    Jesus X Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    18,649
    Likes Received:
    11,036
    I agree holm outgrappling Ronda was the nail in the coffin. Holm is better all around.
     
  18. Coconut Joe

    Coconut Joe Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2015
    Messages:
    12,431
    Likes Received:
    33,475
    Location:
    Always in Philly
    Holmes was hungry in her fight with Ronda. By the time Holmes landed the kick heard around the world, Holmes was starving. Ronda finally found herself in a situation she couldn't bully her way out of.
     
  19. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2014
    Messages:
    28,704
    Likes Received:
    118,041
    Location:
    Lake Jackson
    She sure seems happy

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    TrueBias, Luger, beefcake180 and 3 others like this.
  20. ShoopNazi

    ShoopNazi Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    4,164
    [​IMG]
     
    Killswitch-on, MTL, Fanu and 15 others like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.