Many wonder if the once-dominant former UFC women’s bantamweight champion will ever fight in the Octagon again or if she will solely look on to other avenues of entertainment.
ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman, who is a former WWE commentator recently said on Sirius XM’s Busted Open radio show (transcribed by MMA Mania) that if Rousey was looking to get back in the WWE ring to entertain professional wrestling fans, that option has likely expired.
“I’ll say this before, and I will say it again; there has never been an athlete in the history of sports that their self worth, and I don’t like saying this but it’s true..their self worth is so tied to their professional success, think about that for a second; when she lost, she was not only devastated; when she lost, the thoughts that were going through her head were not good ones, and hopefully she understands that she has gone much farther than any female in sports, and hopefully she can latch on to a positive, but as far as the WWE is concerned, they don’t bring in a broken star, and that is what she is. She is broken from a professional sense. They don’t rebuild broken celebrities outside of the WWE. Brock started in the WWE. Ken Shamrock was a fighter who lost, but any of these comparisons, are not only fair to them, but they’re not fair to Ronda Rousey. They are never going to bring her in because the fans won’t treat her fairly, and what exactly are they going to do with her at this point?”
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