Sport From rock bottom to ...? What could be next for Ronda Rousey

10:05  12 january  2017
10:05  12 january  2017 Source:   Sydney Morning Herald

Ronda Rousey’s coach on possible suicidal thoughts post-UFC 207 knockout loss - 'There is no concern'

  Ronda Rousey’s coach on possible suicidal thoughts post-UFC 207 knockout loss - 'There is no concern' Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports After Ronda Rousey suffered the first loss of her career, getting knocked out by Holly Holm at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, back in Nov. 2015.After more than one year away from mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, Rousey returned to the Octagon last Friday night (Dec. 30, 2016) at UFC 207, suffering an even quicker defeat, this time at the hands of current division champion, Amanda Nunes.

I don’t think that Rousey as a full-time sports entertainer would translate, but the occasional special appearance could generate major money for everyone involved. She also has film work already scheduled and there’s always the possibility of full-time acting, similar to The Rock after he went to Hollywood. The bottom line is , Ronda Rousey became a mega star that transcended the sport so an early retirement doesn’t erase her accomplishments.

A photo posted by rondarousey (@ rondarousey ) on Jan 9, 2017 at 1:37pm PST. Obviously, rock bottom isn’t anywhere you want someone to feel like they’re at. Knowing Ronda Rousey and her competitiveness, we wonder whether that kind of thing may remind her how much unfinished business she has in the cage. It may be selfish of us to hope Ronda Rousey soldiers on despite the obviously terrible time she has following a defeat, but what can we say.

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Fans were told to #FearTheReturn, but it was a short-lived comeback in the octagon for former UFC champion Ronda Rousey.

Dana White reveals consoling Ronda Rousey for 45 minutes following her defeat to Amanda Nunes

  Dana White reveals consoling Ronda Rousey for 45 minutes following her defeat to Amanda Nunes Rousey lost her second career fight and failed to regain the women's bantamweight title at UFC 207.Prior to the fight against the Brazilian, the 29-year-old lost her first career fight to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015. Rousey made a return to the octagon for the first time over a year and that lasted for less than a minute as Nunes defended her title.

Ronda Rousey is back on the grid kind of posting a quote on social media about bouncing back after hitting " rock bottom ." The UFC legend put up a J.K. Rowling quote that reads, "And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." Rowling famously delivered the quote during a 2008 speech at Harvard while talking about how she wrote 'Harry Potter' while she was broke, jobless and recently divorced.

Does Ronda Rousey have beef with the Kardashian clan? In an interview, she had some really rough stuff to say about Kim and there's video. What could she say? I think the best move for her is to not piss me off more."

Now, everyone wants to know what's next for the mixed martial artist following her latest cryptic Instagram post. As she promises to be return "rebuilt", here's what may be on the horizon for the fallen UFC star.

A RETURN TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Rousey's last UFC victory came in August 2015 when she obliterated Bethe Correira in Brazil. Since then, Rousey has fought twice and been knocked out twice - the first time, losing her title to Holly Holm, and the second at UFC 207, TKOed by Amanda Nunes. To rebound from rock bottom, Rousey will be forced to rebuild all aspects of her game.

After retaining her championship at UFC 207, Nunes gave a frank assessment of where Rousey could begin.

"She thinks she is a boxer. [Coach Edmond Tarverdyan] like, put this thing in her head and make the girl believe in that," she said post-fight.

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As The Rock talked his mouth off, Rousey stood there with an intimidating look on her face. To Nick Hausman, from the Bischoff on Wrestling Podcast, this feeling can be captured again if Rousey was to be paired off with another big “mouth piece”. Related Itemsfeatured ronda rousey wrestling wwe. ← Previous Story Clemson Tigers On SB Nation Radio. Next Story → Will a win tonight make Saban the greatest CFB coach of all time?

A photo posted by rondarousey (@ rondarousey ) on Jan 9, 2017 at 1:37pm PST. UP NEXT : Internet Reacts To Ronda Rousey Getting Destroyed In Her UFC Return. As if Rousey reclusive reaction wasn't telling enough of just how hard a time the fighter had dealing with the loss, this Instagram post makes it clear that she thinks she's hit rock bottom . Luckily, Rousey doesn't seem to want to take this lying down, as the inspirational quote implies Rousey is ready to turn her life around.

"She could've gone forward in this division, but he put that crazy thing about boxing (in her head), and her career started going down."

If Rousey returns to the octagon, she will have to fight back for another title shot. Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko clash on January 28th, with the winner expected to earn a championship match.

Clawing her way back into the title picture would be uncharted territory for Rousey.

The last time she competed in a non-title fight was before the UFC had a women's division, when she defeated Julia Budd for Strikeforce in 2011.

Ronda Rousey after her loss to Amanda Nunes. © Getty Images Ronda Rousey after her loss to Amanda Nunes. A CAREER IN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING

"Rowdy" Rousey loves professional wrestling. In 2015, she made a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 31 alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson – a "dream come true".

"It was such a special atmosphere, something I have loved since I was a kid," Rousey said.

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With the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) holding their biggest show on the calendar in April, Rousey has a golden opportunity be the talk of WrestleMania again.

"Our fans love Ronda," WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon told USA Today in December. "We would welcome her with open arms. She is the total package."

However, Rousey's contract with the UFC looms as a roadblock that may bar her from signing with the WWE.

Rousey may be free if she retires from the sport and is deregistered as a fighter. Alternatively, the WWE could ask UFC president Dana White to let his marquee fighter out of her contract prematurely.

It would require generosity from White, but he does owe the WWE a favour. In July 2016, the WWE allowed contracted star Brock Lesnar to fight for the UFC despite the risk of injury. If White supported Rousey should she choose to transition to wrestling, it would well and truly return the favour.

A RETURN TO ACTING

Coming off roles in The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage, Rousey's Hollywood profile was booming. Then she lost to Holm and everything fell apart.

The remake of 1989's Road House, which Rousey was to produce and star in, suspended shooting indefinitely. Her lead role in Mile 22 was downgraded as Mark Wahlberg was enlisted amidst rumours the studio was worrying about her acting ability.

To abandon the sports world for acting would be a risk for Rousey, but one she can afford to take.

In a promising sign for her box office appeal, Rousey's last fight against Nunes reportedly drew over 1.1 million pay-per-view purchases.

Floyd Mayweather makes stunning offer to Ronda Rousey .
Floyd Mayweather has offered to coach fallen UFC star Ronda Rousey, despite her previous constant criticism of his life. Rousey's fighting career appears in limbo after suffering her second consecutive loss against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.But Mayweather believes he can improve her stand-up fighting game and is willing to put her past jibes about his domestic violence conviction behind him. © AP Photo/John Locher Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout.

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