Ronda Rousey May Put Off Starting a Family to Stay Committed to WWE

Former UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey has fallen in love with her new career in professional wrestling — so much so that she's thinking of staying longer than she originally intended

Ronda Rousey was passionate about her careers in judo and mixed martial arts but it doesn’t appear anything has made her as happy as what she’s doing in World Wrestling Entertainment.

The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, who never officially retired from fight, has been part of the WWE roster for about eight months now and she’s quickly become one of the most talked about performers in the industry.

Of course, Rousey joined WWE with a huge amount of celebrity already but what has been most impressive are her performances where she had arguably the best match at WrestleMania this past April in what was actually her in ring debut. Rousey has stolen the show more than a few times since arriving in WWE and now she looks to become RAW women’s champion this Sunday at SummerSlam.

When Rousey joined WWE, she had a timeline set in her mind for how long she would take part in professional wrestling before exited to start a family with husband Travis Browne.

Now it seems that timeline might be reset because Rousey has fallen in love with professional wrestling so much that she wants to stick around WWE even longer.

“I love this way more than I ever thought I would,” Rousey said when speaking to ESPN this week.

“We had a set timeline set, and now we aren’t so sure about it because I love it so much. I guess that’s the best thing that could’ve happened, that I would love it so much, it would be so hard to stop. I can see why people have a hard time leaving this industry because it’s such a joy to be a part of every day.”

At the height of her UFC career, Rousey was one of the biggest draws in the sport but she was also being pulled in a million directions as she started crossing over into acting and other promotional work.

Her exit from the UFC came after two consecutive knockout losses and Rousey just didn’t seem interested in the sport any longer.

Lately, Rousey has been just as busy as she was when competing in the UFC as she prepares for SummerSlam while promoting her upcoming role in the movie “Mile 22” as well as working on a major ad campaign for her new endorsement with Twizzler candy.

As busy as she might be right now, Rousey says she’s loving every minute of it and that may not have always been the case when she was competing in mixed martial arts.

“It’s not like I’m juggling on a unicycle, on a balance beam like over a bed of knives, you know what I mean?” Rousey said. “I’m juggling on a unicycle that’s in a bouncy house.

“If I fall off, I go boing right back up to the unicycle. It’s fine. I don’t die. I fall off.”

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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