UFC women’s Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey recently told Jim Rome that she fears life after her fighting career ends more than anything else.
“That’s one big worry of mine,” Rousey told the Jim Rome Show about retiring one day. “There’s so many people out there that fight too long and I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it. Because I tried stepping away from judo and I’ve never been so depressed and lost in my whole life. I want to be able to step away and step away for real.”
Hollywood has already been beckoning as shown by her role in Expendables 3 but possibly Ronda will find other sports entertainment pursuits to keep her busy if Hollywood isn’t a perfect post-UFC fit.
She’s speculated in the past to Fox Sports about pursuing pro wrestling professionally, “Professionally, who knows?” Rousey said. “Me and all the girls are huge fans. If they were all down to do something, I’d be happy to jump in with them. But I have the most hectic schedule ever with the fights and the movies right now and adding an entire career on top of that right now is a tall order.”
She’s a huge pro wrestling fan as witnessed by what she likes to do for fun in her spare time.
Rousey took a break from training with her Four Horsewomen teammates this weekend to take in some local pro wrestling. Rousey, joined by Horsewomen Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke, attended a Pro Wrestling Guerilla event in Resada, California Friday night.
TMZ was all over it:
The UFC women’s bantamweight champ attended a Pro Wrestling Guerilla event … and during one of the matches she was prompted by a wrestler named Tommaso Ciampa to chop his opponent’s chest.
After some audience urging, Ronda reeled back and lit up the guy’s chest — the place went nuts.
Wrestler Ryan Satin also tweeted the action:
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) October 18, 2014
Rousey also tweeted:
Had to leave my first #PWG early tonight cause I have AM training tomorrow – but wow – what an amazing show,can’t wait for the next
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) October 18, 2014
We’ve seen Brock Lesnar move back and forth between MMA and pro wrestling with a good deal of success in both pursuits. Rousey might be one of the only currently active MMA fighters with the abililty and charisma to make the jump should she choose to.
Hollywood is no doubt more money for less work, but there’s no guarantee Rousey will be able to make a go of it in the movies.
Rousey is expected to defend her UFC title against Cat Zingano at UFC 182 on January 3, 2015.
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