Ronda Rousey fights against her Olympics judo dreams at her home in California. The UFC fighter chose mixed martial arts over competing again for judo at Rio 2016 and there is a tinge of FOMO as she watches the judo games in full throttle. But she has her next fight against Amanda Nunes to concentrate on.
With judo games firing up Rio 2016, Ronda Rousey wrote a nostalgic post on her Instagram, marking the moment when she won bronze medal at Beijing Olympics.
“There is no feeling like being at the Olympic Games and competing for your country,” she wrote in the captions. “Winning a medal in Beijing is a memory I will cherish forever. Cheers to all of #Team USA competing in Rio. #ThisBudsForYou.”
She chose a rather shady picture of the beer she is drinking to watch the Olympics. Having not gone into a UFC cage in nine months, she might be feeling like she is missing out on the action.
The media is full of news from the Olympics right now, which probably bringing up all the feels Ronda has about being an Olympian.
Recently, the 29-year-old Olympian has suffered through some pregnancy gossip. The longer she stays out of UFC cage, the more her competitors have been nasty towards her. As she hits the nine-month mark in not fighting, Cris Cyborg gave her congratulations on Twitter.
To be honest, Ronda definitely gave the fodder for the baby rumor during the interview with Ellen DeGeneres. The MMA fighter said that the only reason why she did not give into her suicidal thoughts after her loss to Holly Holm is because she wanted to have a baby with her boyfriend Travis Browne.
“To be honest, I looked up and saw that my man Travis was standing there, and I looked up at him and was just like, ‘I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive,'” she said. “I was thinking I was meant to have him when I was at my lowest. I wouldn’t have made it without him.”
The real reason that she has been hesitant in scheduling her next fight because she has been mentally and physically devastated after her loss. She not only suffered from suicidal thoughts, but she also had to tend to her many injuries, including a knee surgery.
“She had knee surgery one week ago,” reports the Daily Mail. “And Ronda Rousey was indulging in some retail therapy as she was spotted in Santa Monica, California, this Wednesday. The 29-year-old mixed martial artist looked remarkably relaxed and happy as she checked out some clothing stores.”
Watching the judo matches this Olympics, she must be feeling a little sad that she has given up her dreams of a judo gold medal to fight for UFC.
“Paula Pareto handed Argentina a golden start to Rio 2016 by coming out on top to win the women’s 48kg judo, becoming the oldest competitor to win a medal in the event in the process,” reports Olympics News.
VIDEO: Brutal arm break in Judo at Rio Olympics https://t.co/Uk9aHjAqLI— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) August 7, 2016
But Ronda Rousey is definitely gearing up for a comeback. The 29-year-old west coast native released an ad with Reebok that showed that she is ready for any challenges from Amanda Nunes, Miesha Tate, and even her vanquisher, Holly Holm.
The opponent that she will face, Amanda Nunes, is definitely someone to take seriously.
“I’ve been training jiu-jitsu since I started,” Amanda Nunes said. “Jiu-jitsu and judo both together. I know how to block very well judo throws, I know how to use my hips very well. I know if Ronda Rousey is coming back, I’m going to keep the championship.”
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