While Jose Aldo may not know the feeling of losing his UFC championship belt, he doesn’t believe that Rousey will fight again after her UFC 193 knockout loss to Holly Holm.
Aldo is currently gearing up for his UFC 194 title unification bout against Conor McGregor, but took some time to speak to MMAFighting about the Holm-Rousey fight.
“I think it’s really hard for her to return to fighting. Her career has taken a different direction. If I’m making a lot of money doing movies or something else, I’d go that direction too. Am I going to mess my face up getting punched in the face? You’re crazy [laughs]. In my opinion, I don’t think (she fights again). If she comes back, of course she can (win the title). She was always a fighter, but if I were her, I wouldn’t come back.
“I see this as Gina’s situation. Gina was a great fighter and went her way to become an actress after she lost to Cyborg, and she’s getting more attention than if she was still fighting. No diet, not getting punched in the face, nothing.”
It is important to mention that since the loss, Rousey has stated that she will indeed be back in the Octagon eventually. In addition, Rousey’s Judo coach stated that Rousey will be back in the Octagon to cement her place as the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time.