Ronda Rousey Says She Doesn’t Want To Fight Into 30s
Although there was talk of a potential megafight between UFC women's champ Ronda Rousey and Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino in December, it's not happening.
Instead, Rousey has chosen to face Holly Holm at UFC 195 on January 2nd.
So, will she ever face Cyborg?
She was pressed about the topic during an appearance on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast Monday (August 31), where she discussed her future in the sport.
"I don't want to be fighting in my 30s. By 30s, I mean 31, 32," Rousey, now 28, explained. "If you're actually 30 years old, that's not 30s -- that's 30. Once you add into 31, that's 30s, plural."
What about Justino? The match-up has been talked about for years. The UFC and Rousey (12-0) have stated that Justino (14-1) must drop to Rousey's weight class for the fight to happen. However, she's expressed doubt she can make the 135-pound weight limit, although earlier this year, she and her management guaranteed she'd make the weight if the UFC booked a fight for December.
Many believe that if she never fights Cyborg, Rousey's career would be left unfinished, which she agreed with.
"It seems unfinished -- my career," Rousey said. "There's more left to do. I don't feel like I'm done yet. With the Olympics, you win an Olympic gold medal and you're done. With the UFC, when am I done?"
When asked specifically if a fight with Justino would help Rousey feel as though her career was complete, she answered, "that definitely would."
"If she never steps up, I'll know," Rousey said. "I'll probably go on a little longer waiting for her [to drop in weight], see if she shows up sooner rather than later. I don't know how much longer I'd go."