Ronda Rousey lost her second back to back game and this time around, the former bantamweight champion lost to Amanda Nunes in just 48 seconds.
Her nutritionist has now said that she is “50-50” to return to the ring. She was humiliated by Amanda Nunes recently as she was knocked out in just 48 seconds and her future has been put in doubt.
Mike Dolce, who has looked after Rousey’s diet and nutrition for years, has refused to close the door on a return.
He told MMAFighting: “I wouldn’t be surprised either way.
“I want to make sure that’s contextual. If she says, ‘I want to be back for Super Bowl weekend or the July 4 card,’ I would not be surprised in the slightest.
“If she says, ‘I’ve done my thing in MMA, I’m gonna retire as a legend in the sport, specifically for women’s MMA,’ I wouldn’t be surprised, either. I truly think it’s 50-50 right now.’
“I think it’s gonna take some time,’ Dolce added. ‘I don’t think she truly knows right now. As with any good athlete, she should take her time to really think about it.”
Ronda, on her part, delivered just one short statement to ESPN saying she needed time to consider her future.
“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.
“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.
“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 (Nunes).
“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”