Ronda Rousey is making her triumphant return to the Octagon at UFC 207 to fight for the title against current champion Amanda Nunes. Rousey has been absent from the UFC since UFC 193 roughly one year ago, when Holly Holm shocked the MMA world by knocking Rousey out with a second-round leg kick to the head.
In her time away, Rousey has worked on other projects and taken time to recover from that loss. Her return at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will be one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history, and according to Rousey, one of her last. While appearing on the Ellen Degeneres show, Rousey was asked by the host how much longer she would continue to fight.
"Not that long, I'm wrapping it up. This is definitely one of my last fights," Rousey responded.
For fans who have followed Rousey's career, this isn't necessarily surprising. Last year before UFC 193, Rousey told UFC commentator Joe Rogan that she wasn't planning on fighting for long past her 30th birthday, which comes in February of 2017.
“I’m not going to be doing this in my 30s," Rousey said. "I don’t want to be fighting in my 30s. By 30s, I mean like 31, 32. If you’re actually 30 years old that’s 30, not 30s. Once you add the one, that’s 30s, plural. I’m 28. I don’t know. I look at it exactly like how we were talking about fighting, that’s how I do everything else. I don’t look at these separate disjointed things. I’m not going to go in there and try this thing and try this thing and try that thing and hope something works out.”