Ronda Rousey has raised a few eyebrows throughout the MMA world, as the UFC Bantamweight Champion has revealed that her fighting days could be over within a couple of years.
The 26 year-old, undefeated fighter recently spoke with MMA Junkie.com, and while discussing her MMA career, the feared grappler noted:
“I said from the beginning that I wok in quadrennials,” said Rousey “I do four-year cycles. I think I’ve got two years left in me, realistically, if I’m going to do this like an Olympic run.”
Recently news surfaced that Rousey has been cast in the film “The Expendables 3” and might also land a role in “Fast and Furious 7”. The rising star added:
“I think one profession has a much-longer shelf life than the other,” said Rousey, who is coming off a first round, armbar submission win over Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in February. “My last fight, I was kind of forced to face my mortality a little bit. I had an air of invincibility about me, and I was kind of forced to realize statistically there is a chance you could get permanently hurt or even die. There’s only so many times you can roll the dice.”
Up next, Rousey will battle Miesha Tate for a second time at UFC 168 on December 28th. Rousey submitted Tate in their first meeting last March. The rivals coach opposite one another on the 18th Season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”