Report: Rousey ready to join WWE
What had been rumored for months now appears close to becoming a reality: Ronda Rousey is set to join the WWE.
That’s according to USA Today, which cited two people close to Rousey in reporting Wednesday that the ex-UFC champ is “finalizing details” of a contract with the professional wrestling company.
Rousey, who hasn’t had an MMA fight since December 2016, has long been known as a big fan of pro wrestling, even as she rocketed to fame as an Olympic bronze medalist in judo and then became a dominant force in MMA. The UFC’s first female fighter, Rousey began her MMA career 12-0, usually dispatching her foes shortly into the first round, and won acclaim for her skills, looks and charisma.
However, a stunning loss to Albuquerque’s Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015 punctured her aura of invincibility, and after taking more than a year to recover and attend to a burgeoning acting career, Rousey was knocked out in 48 seconds by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. That will almost certainly stand as Rousey’s final MMA fight.