Bellator president discusses Ronda Rousey's UFC future
Ronda Rousey could be considering moving on from UFC, Bellator president Scott Coker said on SI Now on Wednesday.
In answering a hypothetical question about which UFC fighter Coker would bring to Bellator if he could, host Maggie Gray suggested he should choose Rousey because of her earning potential.
The current UFC Women's Bantamweight champion and undefeated MMA fighter has an estimated net worth of $2 million. She has also seen success outside the octagon, scoring roles in Entourage, The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.
Coker's acknowledged that he may be hesitant to bring her on as a fighter because he thinks she may not continue fighting for much longer.
"How much longer do you think she'll fight? That's the question," Coker said. "She looks at it every four years she might make a change. So now she's put her four years in. Now she might head in a different direction."
Coker said Rousey could be tempted to follow MMA legend Randy Couture out of the cage and into the movie business because "it doesn't hurt as much."
Rousey has given no public indication that she is planning on retiring soon. She has said that when she does retire, she wants to be considered the greatest MMA fighter of all time.