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Dana White: Ronda Rousey 'Probably Done' Fighting

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Dana White and MMA Fighter Ronda Rousey attend the 2013 Fox Sports Media Group Upfront after party at Roseland Ballroom on March 5, 2013 in New York City. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 12:28 PM

UFC President Dana White recently spoke about Ronda Rousey’s future on UFC.com’s “UFC Unfiltered,” and his remarks did not point to a fierce comeback.

White said he thinks Rousey’s days in the UFC could be numbered, following two consecutive devastating losses, Bleacher Report noted.

“In the conversation I had with her, if I had to say right here, right now – again, I don’t like saying right here, right now because it’s up to her – but I wouldn’t say she fights again. I think she’s probably done…She’s going to ride off into the sunset and start living her life outside of fighting,” White said, according to Bleacher Report.

“She’s so competitive that her career and record meant everything to her,” he added. “And then once she lost, she started to say to herself, ‘What the [expletive] am I doing? This is my whole life. This is it? I want to experience and start doing other things.’ And I think that’s what she started to do, and she’s got a lot of money. She’s never going to need money again.”

Rousey started her UFC career in illustrious fashion, recording an undefeated 12-0 record by 2015, Sporting News noted.

However, that zero at the end of her record was no more after she faced off with Holly Holm in a November 2015 bout. That’s when Rousey experienced, not only her first loss, but a taste of her own medicine, losing decisively.

Thirteen months later, Rousey returned to the Octagon with hopes of getting things back on track and winning again.

Those hopes quickly faded after Rousey was defeated by Amanda Nunes just 48 seconds into the first round, adding a second loss to her once unblemished record.

Rousey, who hasn’t provided the media with many soundbites since her first loss over a year ago, released a statement to ESPN following her recent loss to Nunes.

“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones. Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me,” Rousey said, per ESPN.

“Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes – even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly – it doesn’t work how you planned,” she added. “I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.”

“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding,” Rousey said.

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UFC President Dana White recently spoke about Ronda Rousey's future on UFC.com's "UFC Unfiltered," and his remarks did not point to a fierce comeback.
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