White: Ronda is probably finished

UFC boss Dana White believes that former UFC superstar Ronda Rousey is unlikely to ever fight in the octagon again.

Rousey lost her UFC bantamweight title to Holly Holm after a vicious head kick in November 2015. After a period on the sidelines, Rousey's much anticipated return was cut short to just 48 seconds by reigning champion Amanda Nunes in December.

White was speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast when he revealed the details of a recent conversation with the former champion, where it seemed she was eager to move on from the sport.

"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," said White of the 29-year-old.

"I think she's probably done. She's so competitive that her career and record meant everything to her. 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's attitude is understandable, given that she had 12 consecutive wins – 11 of them in the opening round – that rocketed her to fame.

Despite the back-to-back losses, White said that Rousey's fame escalated women's fighting worldwide and has set the bar high for other competitors.

"She came in and changed the world," added White.

"She put female fighting on the map. She's been part of the biggest fights in the history of women's fighting, and I hope those records can be broken. I don't know if they can, but I hope they do."