Ronda Rousey News

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Ronda Rousey slams 'slimeball' Vince McMahon in recent memoir: "Blurred line between character and reality"

Josh Evanoff - March 20, 2024

Ronda Rousey has nothing kind to say about her former boss, former WWE CEO Vince McMahon. ‘Rowdy’ was famously one of the biggest stars in UFC history, fighting for the company between 2013 and 2016. However, after a knockout loss to Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey opted to step away from MMA. While she never formally retired from fighting, she’s acknowledged a return to the cage is as likely as a return to Judo.

Kayla Harrison
Kayla Harrison

Chael Sonnen shuts down comparisons between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey: “She has never made a dollar for the promoter”

Harry Kettle - February 1, 2024

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has questioned those who compare Kayla Harrison with Ronda Rousey. For the longest time now, Kayla Harrison has been seen by many as the second coming of Ronda Rousey. That isn’t universally true for every MMA fan out there, but it’s certainly been a popular thought.

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Kayla Harrison

Holly Holm shuts down comparisons between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey ahead of UFC 300

Harry Kettle - January 30, 2024

UFC veteran Holly Holm has shut down the comparisons that people are making between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey. At UFC 300, Holly Holm will attempt to get back in the win column. She’ll do so when she battles it out with the debuting Kayla Harrison, with the contest taking place at bantamweight.

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Ronda Rousey reacts after Vince McMahon resigns from WWE: "If he’s still around Vince still has a hand in the business"

Chris Taylor - January 27, 2024

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has reacted after her former employer Vince McMahon announced his resignation from WWE. McMahon, the longtime face of the WWE, was appointed TKO Group Holding’s Executive Chairman and board member following the company’s merger with the UFC. However, Vince’s position within the company drew heavy scrutiny after the Wall Street Journal shared a story regarding a lawsuit filed by Janel Grant, that insinuates Vince McMahon was abusing her sexually for years and even pimping her to other men.

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Ronda Rousey's UFC payouts revealed in UFC antitrust court documents

Cole Shelton - November 2, 2023

Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest stars in UFC history and all eight of her payouts were released. A judge denied the UFC to appeal class certification in its ongoing antitrust lawsuit. The lawsuit but several former fighters alleges that the promotion suppressed fighter pay through anti-competitive tactics such as shutting out competition and controlling the market from 2010 until 2017.

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California signs Ronda Rousey-led bill to provide pension to retired MMA fighters

Josh Evanoff - October 12, 2023

A California MMA bill supported by Ronda Rousey and others has now been passed. Fighter pay and benefits for MMA athletes have been a discussion for the last few years now. The ongoing antitrust lawsuit threatens the UFC itself and is expected to potentially kick off next year. The suit was led by names such as Nate Quarry and Cung Lee and could get billions in damages from the company.

Daniel Cormier and Ronda Rousey
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Daniel Cormier casts doubt on Ronda Rousey returning to the Octagon at UFC 300: "Don't believe for one second"

Josh Evanoff - August 31, 2023

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier doesn’t buy the idea that Ronda Rousey will fight again. Over the last few weeks, rumors of a ‘Rowdy’ return have sprung up. At the UFC 292 post-fight press conference earlier this month, Dana White stated that Ronda Rousey wasn’t planning a comeback. However, his comments were quickly trampled by a report that the former champion could return at UFC 300.

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John McCarthy is not sold on Dana White’s comments regarding a UFC comeback for Ronda Rousey

Susan Cox - August 31, 2023

John McCarthy is not sold on Dana White’s comments regarding a UFC comeback for Ronda Rousey. Ronda Rousey (12-2 MMA) retired from the MMA world all the way back in 2016 after experiencing back to back losses to Holly Holm (15-7 MMA) and Amanda Nunes (23-5 MMA).

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Ronda Rousey

Brendan Schaub claims the UFC offered Ronda Rousey "more money than you can imagine to come back" but 'Rowdy' turned it down

Cole Shelton - August 29, 2023

Brendan Schaub says he was told on good authority that the UFC made a substantial offer to Ronda Rousey. After Rousey revealed she would be stepping away from the WWE, many wondered if that meant she would return to the UFC. The former bantamweight champion has always been linked to a return to the Octagon, but those rumors started to escalate more and more over the past few months.

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Ronda Rousey

Dana White shuts down Ronda Rousey UFC return rumors: "No shot"

Josh Evanoff - August 24, 2023

Dana White has squashed rumors that Ronda Rousey would soon return to the UFC. ‘Rowdy’ is still one of the biggest stars to ever compete in MMA. Having been the promotion’s first female champion, she quickly notched wins over names such as Miesha Tate, Liz Carmouche, Cat Zingano, and more. However, back-to-back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes saw her quietly retire.

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Julianna Pena hopeful for Ronda Rousey UFC return: "Has an ass-whooping coming to her"

Josh Evanoff - July 19, 2023

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena is hoping Ronda Rousey returns to MMA. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has been out of the cage for over a year, since her rematch with Amanda Nunes. At UFC 277 last July, Julianna Pena was battered en route to a unanimous decision defeat. As a result, she lost her bantamweight title, just six months after she shook up the world against ‘The Lioness’.

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Cat Zingano reveals Ronda Rousey enlisted her help for MMA pension bill: "Mutual respect there"

Josh Evanoff - July 13, 2023

Cat Zingano has revealed that former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey wanted her help in California. Over the last few months, ‘Rowdy’ has quietly been an ally for Californian fighters. In February, the former women’s bantamweight champion made a push for an MMA pension bill to gain support. That month, the bill was introduced into the California legislature, quickly earning the support of the state athletic commission.

Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey
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Holly Holm doubts Ronda Rousey fights again but would "absolutely" rematch her if she does

Cole Shelton - July 12, 2023

Holly Holm is open to the idea of rematching Ronda Rousey. Recently, it was revealed Rousey has informed the WWE of her hard out as rumors began to swirl of her return to MMA and the UFC. As of right now, Rousey nor Dana White have confirmed or denied the rumors, but Holly Holm doubts the former champ actually fights again.

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Chelsea Chandler reveals talk of Ronda Rousey potentially returning to the UFC: "Money talks"

Josh Evanoff - July 12, 2023

UFC women’s featherweight contender Chelsea Chandler has heard Ronda Rousey is returning. ‘Rowdy’ is one of the biggest stars to ever step into the octagon. First finding success in Strikeforce, Ronda Rousey ultimately impressed Dana White to introduce women into the company in November 2012. That turned out to be one of the best decisions that the UFC president ever made.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk approves of Ronda Rousey fighting for the UFC bantamweight title in rumored return: “It’s her belt”

Susan Cox - July 11, 2023

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is approving of Ronda Rousey fighting for the UFC bantamweight title. The former strawweight queen, Joanna Jedrejczyk, is quite okay with Ronda Rousey returning to the Octagon for a bantamweight title fight.

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Ronda Rousey

John McCarthy shuts down talk of a Ronda Rousey return to the UFC: “Walk away and be a farmer”

Harry Kettle - July 7, 2023

Former UFC referee John McCarthy has dismissed the idea of Ronda Rousey making a sensational return to the UFC. As many fans know, Ronda Rousey built quite a legacy for herself in mixed martial arts. She holds a 12-2 record, and served as the first major female star the UFC had seen. She became a global phenomenon and while she did lose her last two bouts to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, she also had a lot of great moments along the way.

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Jon Anik weighs in on the possibility of Ronda Rousey getting an immediate title shot in UFC return: "I didn't like that Henry Cejudo came back and cut the line"

Chris Taylor - June 23, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik is not a big fan of the idea of Ronda Rousey getting an immediate title shot should she return to the Octagon. Rousey (12-2 MMA) has not competed in MMA since suffering a devastating beatdown at the hands of Amanda Nunes in December of 2016. That setback to ‘The Lioness’ marked Ronda’s second straight defeat, as she was previously knocked out cold by Holly Holm in November of 2015.

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California bill supported by Ronda Rousey proposes pension for retired MMA fighters: "We should make sure they're taken care of when they retire"

Josh Evanoff - February 23, 2023

A proposal in the California legislature is looking to give back to retired MMA fighters. The topic of fighter pay and the treatment of athletes in combat sports has continued to gain traction. While Dana White and the UFC are actively attempting to squash the idea that their fighters are mistreated, many continue to call for change.