The world cringed in 2015 watching former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey get brutally knocked out by new UFC Women’s Champion Holly Holm. Ronda has at least six months ahead of her to recover from her injuries and think about her future in the UFC, but one male former UFC Champion fighter thinks she’s already made her decision.
Former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo made the following comments to reporters when asked about a possible Holly Holm vs Ronda Rousey rematch:
“Ah, I think it’s too hard. I think it’s too hard for her to even come back. I think it’s really hard for her to return to fighting. Her career has taken a different direction. If I’m making a lot of money doing movies or something else, I’d go that direction too. Am I going to mess my face up getting punched in the face? You’re crazy.”
Reporters then probed for further clarification by asking “So you don’t think she will ever come back?” to which Jose responded with:
“In my opinion, I don’t think so. If she comes back, of course she can (win the title).
She was always a fighter, but if I were her, I wouldn’t come back.”
Jose Aldo Doesn’t Think Ronda Rousey Will Fight Again
While Rousey has been staying out of the spotlight since the surprise loss and her sister was recently saying a part of Ronda Rousey ‘died’ after her loss to Holly Holm, Ronda has vowed to return to the Octagon posting the following statement to her Instagram account:
“I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I’m fine. As I had mentioned before, I’m going to take a little bit of time, but I’ll be back.”
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