After suffering two consecutive apparently, career-altering losses in her last two fights, mixed martial arts fans and betting enthusiasts across the globe all want to know one thing.
Will the once legendary, but now humbled, Ronda Rousey ever get ‘rowdy’ inside the UFC octagon – or anywhere else for that matter – ever again? Well, thanks to the value-packed betting odds that are now being offered up on Rousey’s future in the bettor-friendly sportsbook, you could cash in big.
Now, let’s examine what lies ahead for the most notable female fighter in mixed martial arts history.
MMA Futures Odds Betting: Will Ronda Rousey Ever Get Rowdy Again?
Ronda Rousey Fight Odds
Rousey Will Fight In The UFC In 2017: +250
Rousey Will Retire From The UFC In 2017: +400
Analysis: After winning the first 12 fights of her career in mostly dominating fashion Rousey got beaten to a pulp in her shocking UFC 193 title loss to striker supreme Holly Holm. After suffering a second round knockout loss that came via a head Kick and punches, a clearly embarrassed Ronda Rousey basically went into hiding while taking a whopping 13-month layoff before fighting reigning champ Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30.
Now, after suffering a TKO loss to Nunes that came a stunning 48 seconds into the fight, Rousey looks like a defeated fighter whose confidence is completely shot. I’m going to say that Rousey doesn’t take Jon Jones’ advice to get back in the Octagon any time soon.
“My advice to Ronda would be to pick yourself up and try again,” Jones the unbeaten former light heavyweight champion tweeted. “I think it’s important for Ronda to show her fans how great she truly is by displaying her courage and giving it another try.”
While it’s anyone’s guess right now, again, I suspect that Rousey will not fight in 2017, especially after pocketing a cool $3 million for her quick fight against Nunes. While I don’t think Rousey is necessarily ready to call it a career, especially after suffering two embarrassing losses, I just don’t think she’s in the frame of mind to fight anyone any time soon.
Rousey Will Join The WWE In 2017: +1500
Analysis: Reports say that WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon would love to have Rousey join the WWE, but I’m not very sure that Rousey will want to perform any ‘fake’ fights after getting embarrassed in the ‘real’ world.
“Our fans love Ronda,” McMahon said. “Ronda has this cross platform appeal in terms of all forms of entertainment. We would welcome her with open arms. She is the total package.”
Stephanie also commented on the WrestleMania 31 segment with Rousey, Triple H and The Rock, calling it awe inspiring
“The moment was awe inspiring. Our business works the best when there is magic and energy in the air, and Ronda’s presence brought that. With a guest appearance like Ronda’s, to work best it has to be genuine and authentic. Pop culture is a huge strategy for WWE, our storylines are reflective of what’s happening in the world and what’s popular. In sports, it doesn’t get much more popular than Ronda.”
McMahon also went on to say how Rousey’s personality would fit in perfectly with the WWE, particularly seeing as how her nickname “Rowdy” comes from legendary WWE wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who passed away last year.
“Muhammad Ali credited pro wrestling for where he got his trash talking skills and persona,” McMahon said. “I would like to think there is a bit of ‘Rowdy’ and wrestling history in Ronda and the way she carries herself, but she is definitely her own individual brand.”
Rousey Will Join The Bellator In 2017: +800
Analysis: I’m going to get right to it by saying that there is no way that Ronda Rousey fights in Bellator in 2017. If Rousey is going to fight, she’s going to perform in the world’s best organization, not the second best.
Rousey Will Join The Ultimate Fighter In 2017: +1000
Analysis: I guess it’s possible that Rousey could join the Ultimate Fighter as a team leader, but I’m thinking she simply wants to avoid the fighting spotlight and all of the endless questions that would come along with it until she’s ready to fight for herself again. Of course, a sweet deal could change her mind, but again, after making $3 million for fighting Nunes, I don’t think Rousey is in need of any financial help at the moment. I say no, it’s not going to happen!
Rousey Will Star In A Netflix Offering In 2017: +150
Analysis: Rousey appeared in The Expendables 3 in 2014 and Furious 7 in 2015 and could very well appear in some sort of acting role in the near future, whether it’s on Netflix or not. According to UFC President Dana White, Rousey is definitely toward the tail end of her fighting career and loves acting.
“She made a lot of money. She accomplished a lot of what she set out to do,” White said recently. “And she loves acting. She loves acting. She’s good at it. If she dedicated herself to it, she would be even better at it.”
I’m going to go with a ‘Yes’ pick here and say that Rousey gets offered some sort of role in some Netflix production where she’s basically a bad ass that kicks all sort of butt.