Where Does Ronda Go From Here?

December 9, 2015

As Ronda Rousey came home to LAX with her boyfriend Travis Browne in tow, one could only think about what the future holds for her. It’s clear what Holly Holm’s direction is. She’s on course for either a rematch with Ronda or the next contender in line. But will Ronda come back?

Jose Aldo doesn’t think so. He thinks that Hollywood will lure her away and like Gina Carano, she’ll go do something else rather than get hit for a living. Other fighters like Daniel Cormier think she needs at least a year to prepare for a rematch. The issue is with her standup and boxing. As Freddie Roach said, she looks like someone who was never taught boxing. That’s a pretty damning indictment and a good reason to not want to show your face.

Regardless of her future, Ronda Rousey built an entire division on her back. She is the reason why not only women’s MMA, but also the entire UFC gets a spotlight shined on them. She is and was a draw like no other, male or female. Chris Weidman can’t sell the top of a show. Ronda Rousey crushes it.

It will be interesting to see what the future holds.

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