The Ultimate Fighter: Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate is a hot topic nowadays in online forums. But with it, the issue of Rousey's retirement plan is also being brought up in discussions when the female bantamweight champ announced that she might consider leaving MMA to go full-time in acting after two years.
Rousey can still be considered quite new to MMA, with only seven fights in her professional MMA career, including her debut fight in the UFC. Nonetheless, her talent and appeal boost her popularity among fans and the media. This is quickly to be noticed by magazine publishers and film producers, landing her a spot in Maxim's front cover and acting role in Expendables 3 and Fast and Furious 7.
Her success outside of the fighting arena seems to get to Rousey's head when she admitted that acting has a "much longer shelf life" than fighting. For her, a Hollywood career would be a great career after mixed martial arts. Although she believes that she is still the best fighter in the world, she admits her time fighting might not last for a very longtime as others would like to think. "But you're still rolling the dice no matter who you are, so I do have to kind of set up an exit strategy," she said. "I've got two more years to get the ball rolling without me. TUF was the first step. It's not the last one, but the work's getting done," she also revealed.
Rousey's retirement plan has set a buzz in online media, and the champ seems to not take this well when she tweeted, "To everyone giving me shit for 'hypothetically retiring' someday - I'll retire when I feel like my mark has been made and I'm ready to make babies."
UFC President Dana White is also quick to debunk any speculations about her employee's retirement and has given an advice for Roundy when communicating to fans in Twitter.
"There's no way in hell," White said about Rousey retiring in two years. White believes that the female champ is getting paid well inside the organisation, enough to make her stay for quite a long time. "I don't care what Hollywood offers, they're ain't paying what we're paying," White expressed.
"Put your big-girl boots on. Get ready, because s--- coming at you. Any time you're in the public, with social media, and the internet or anywhere else, people are going to say stupid shit to you. No matter what, it's going to happen. You can't snap and flip out on everybody any time they do. She'll learn that, she's still young," White advised Rousey with regard social media.
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