Although Ronda Rousey currently rules the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s bantamweight division, and is one of the sport’s biggest names, the 26 year-old says her MMA career could end in the not too distant future.
Rousey made the revelation while speaking to MMA Junkie.com recently, as while discussing her future in fighting, the armbar guru stated:
“I said from the beginning that I wok in quadrennials. 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.”
The news comes at a time when the opportunities continue to roll in for “Rowdy”, as the rising star has been cast in “The Expendables 3” and may also appear in “Fast and Furious 7”. So, in other words, Rousey likely doesn’t have to worry about paying the bills, if she decides to hang up the gloves in a couple of years.
“I really want to do something special, and I really want to be the person that was able to do both (acting and fighting),” Rousey added. “When I feel like I’m done fighting, I’m done fighting. But I’m not done fighting yet. It’s still my priority, and I feel like if I can have three jobs on the side and still train and fight, then I can every once in a while go do a movie. I’ll still train while I’m there and then go fight.”
“I’d say two more years, so I’ve got two more years to get the ball rolling without me,” Rousey said. “‘TUF’ was the first step. It’s not the last one, but the work’s getting done.”
Speaking of priorities, up next of course, is Rousey’s rematch with her rival Miesha Tate, which will go down December 28th at UFC 168. TUF 18, which features Rousey and Tate coaching, gets underway September 4th.