UFC president Dana White revealed Tuesday (Jan. 31) that he doesn’t believe Ronda Rousey will ever step foot in the Octagon again. The same day, current women’s champ Amanda Nunes issued an apology to Rousey.
In an Instagram post, Nunes offers what appears to be a heartfelt apology. “Let me take a moment to explain myself,” she wrote. “I was overwhelmed with adrenaline, emotion and hurt at the time. I held so much in during the weeks prior to my fight with Ronda. I might have said or posted some things at the time that I now realize was not the right thing to do. I want to apologize to Ronda. Her fans and mine and the UFC as well. Ronda is an amazing athlete and has done so much for this sport, especially for the women. #respect”
Nunes doesn’t specifically point out what she’s apologizing for, but it’s likely she’s referring to some of her antics leading up to and after their fight in December. If you remember, shortly after stopping Rousey in just 48 seconds at UFC 207, Nunes took to social media with a meme owning the former champ, featuring her pushing a stroller with a baby that has Ronda’s face. Also, she rocked a lion mask during the weigh-in the day before.
As for Nunes, it’s currently unclear when she’ll fight next.