Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Ronda Rousey's Appears Headed to the WWE

Ronda Rousey's Appears Headed to the WWE

Ronda Rousey may finally be ready to test out a new career in professional wrestling. During the height of her UFC championship run, Rousey made multiple appearances in the WWE - from teaming up with The Rock to Judo-throw Stephanie McMahon to hanging out ringside - but this year, it seems as if something more substantial is brewing.

Rousey, the first and former UFC women's bantamweight champion, is nearing a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, according to USA Today.

Rousey, who hasn't had an MMA fight since December 2016, has offered indications that she was interested in the WWE.

By all accounts, Rousey's move to WWE wouldn't necessarily be full time because she's now in production on her next film role in the movie "Mile 22" where she will star alongside Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich and "Walking Dead" star Lauren Cohan. Along with the other Four Horsewomen members, Rousey has been training in the ring (at times at the WWE Performance Center), which was shown in a December 1 video that was previewing her personal website.

"You name the time, you name the place", Rousey said to Flair in the clip. "You name the place".

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At that time, Rousey staged an "altercation" with WWE superstars Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Bayley while standing alongside her real life friends Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.

Rousey has always been known as a big fan of pro wrestling, even as she rocketed to fame as a former Olympic bronze medalist in judo and then became a dominant force in MMA. I care about her.

Ronda Rousey's Ultimate Fighting Championship career effectively ended a year ago, when she was beaten by Amanda Nunes inside 48 seconds.

While Rousey hasn't officially retired from MMA, UFC president Dana White squashed any hope of a potential comeback when he publicly admitted last week he hopes Rousey never fights again. Rousey has been in a number of TV and movie projects, including The Expendables 3 and Fast 7, plus ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, Maxim, and Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, and she has regularly appeared on shows like Ellen and even hosted Saturday Night Live.

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