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WWE: Ronda Rousey refuses to retire from MMA, leaves door open for return

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One would expect Rowdy Ronda Rousey to be busy with preparations for her upcoming in-ring WWE debut at WrestleMania 34.

But that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t still think about MMA.

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Speaking to famed talk show host Ellen Degeneres, in an episode that will air Tuesday (Wednesday in India), Rousey claimed that a return to MMA is just as likely as her representing the nation at the Olympics again, according to bleacher report.

However, she did reiterate that she is doing what she enjoys right now – which is being part of the WWE.

I’m just doing what I enjoy, and WWE is what I enjoy right now.

I don’t know[about going back to the UFC]. I think it’s just as likely as me going back to another Olympics for Judo.

Rousey is currently involved in a storyline involving fellow Olympic medallist Kurt Angle, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon that will culminate in a mixed tag team match at WrestleMania 34.

It was initially expected that Rousey would be involved in a storyline with one of the more regular performers in the WWE women’s roster after she showed up following the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble to interrupt winner Asuka’s celebrations.

However, it was later decided that she would kick off a long term feud with Stephanie McMahon that seeks to elevate Stephanie’s reputation in the mainstream, just like Stone Cold’s feud with Vince McMahon did for the latter during the Attitude Era.

Thankfully for the WWE, they had plenty of material to work with as Rousey did make a cameo appearance at WrestleMania 31 alongside the Rock and ‘humiliate’ (kayfabe) Stephanie and Triple H.

There were also rumours that the WWE tried to rope the Rock back in to wrestle the match alongside Rousey, but couldn’t work around his lack of dates due to prior movie commitments.

Do you think Ronda Rousey will be a success in the WWE? And is a return to the UFC a good option for her?

Sound off in the comments section below.

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