Ronda Rousey Sheds Light on Her MMA Future

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Ronda Rousey has revealed that she doesn't plan on fighting into her 30s. The Women's Bantamweight Champion was a guest on Joe Rogan's podcast and revealed she plans on retiring from the sport early in her 30s. She's now 28.

"I don't want to be fighting in my 30s," Rousey said. "By 30s, I mean 31, 32. If you're actually 30 years old, that's not 30s -- that's 30. Once you add into 31, that's 30s, plural."

It appears MMA fans will have to value all of Ronda Rousey's fights that much more. The good news stemming from Rousey's comments is that she added that she wants to fight Cris Cyborg before her career is over.

"It seems unfinished -- my career," she said. "There's more left to do. I don't feel like I'm done yet. With the Olympics, you win an Olympic gold medal and you're done. With the UFC, when am I done?"

Rogan asked Rousey if a fight with Justino would help her reach a sense of finality to her career, to which she responded, "that definitely would."

"If she never steps up, I'll know," Rousey said. "I'll probably go on a little longer waiting for her [to drop in weight], see if she shows up sooner rather than later. I don't know how much longer I'd go."

Rousey is currently scheduled to fight Holly Holm for the title on November 14.

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