The current UFC women’s bantamweight champion is looking to get out of the spotlight after UFC 193, which takes place this Saturday, Nov. 14.
In a piece from Rolling Stone, the champion who has fought three times in less than nine months says she wants to get away for a while.
“I’m selling a product and I have to be out there; I don’t have the option not to be,” she says. “But after this fight, I’m definitely going to let some people miss me, for sure. Believe me, there’s nothing I would like to do more than disappear for a while.
“I would like to wait until UFC 200 to fight again. I’m going to be filming [movies] in the meantime, so I’m still going to be keeping busy,” she continues. “When I’m filming it’s kind of weird, I’m on camera the whole time, but nothing really goes out until a year or two later. It is kind of like disappearing in a way.”
UFC 200 is set to take place on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada in the new Las Vegas Arena. If Rousey in fact takes a break until then, it would be an eight-month vacation, which would be the second longest break from her fighting career.
From Rolling Stone:
“I have to be out there to sell these fights; it’s not because I really enjoy getting made up and going to work every day,” Rousey says. “It’s cool, it’s an awesome job, but it’s still a job. I’m doing it because it helps me make a living and not because I’m so extremely vain that I want to see my face everywhere.”
Will you miss Rousey’s frequency of fights in the Octagon? Is Rousey already looking past her opponent Holly Holm and ready for vacation? Divulge your thoughts in the comment section below!