Fighting has taken its toll on Rousey – coach

Ronda Rousey’s coach is not expecting her to return to UFC after a punishing six years in mixed martial arts.

All that has been heard from Rousey since December's first round knockout to Amanda Nunes has been the announcement that she is engaged to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne.

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UFC President Dana White believes it’s highly unlikely that the 30-year-old will compete again, and that’s a view shared by her judo coach Jason Flores.

Flores says Rousey’s fighting career has taken such a toll on her body that her UFC career has almost certainly come to an end.

“Personally I don’t think it’s on the cards. I don’t think that’s what she wants in this time of her life. I mean, I’m not discounting anything. Maybe later," he told Submission Radio.

“But I just don’t see that being something she wants to jump into and focus full force to be the best.

“I just know the pain she’s gone through physically, doing this forever, multiple surgeries, concussions, broken bones, weight cutting. All those things add up and take its toll, and it’s accumulative.

“So being 30 years old now and doing this since you were eight-years-old non-stop, I mean, the mileage you’ve put on your body and that she’s put on her body, I just don’t think that’s something I feel like would be in her best interests.”

 

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