Ronda Rousey was believed to be a lock to go to the WWE, but that might not be as such of a sure thing as initially thought.
TMZ reported the following Friday morning:
Ronda Rousey and the WWE have been circling each other for months … but sources close to both sides tell TMZ Sports Ronda has NOT put pen to paper — not yet, at least.
As one source bluntly put it, “[Ronda’s team] hasn’t begun any negotiations with the WWE.”
Doesn’t mean they won’t hit the negotiation table in the future … but as far as what’s cookin’ right now — no deal.
Well, that’s a bit of an unexpected twist. I think lots of people thought this was a done deal, myself included, and it seemed like it’d make a lot of sense for the former UFC star.
I guess we’re going to have to wait a little longer before we find out where Rousey’s head is at and where she wants to go. The TMZ report claims she’s still training, but I can’t imagine she’s training to fight again. She got absolutely wrecked in her last two fights, and there’s a very real chance she couldn’t even fight at the top of the UFC anymore. You’d have to think her training is for something other than getting into the octagon.
We’ll all just have to wait and find out where Rousey’s journey takes her next.