Ronda Rousey Has A New Job, Signs Major Contract With WWE
Known as one of the most dangerous women in the world, Ronda Rousey is continuing her fighting career in a whole new direction by joining the WWE.
The former UFC Bantamweight champion surprised WWE fans on Monday night when she dropped by the Royal Rumble to confront WWE SmackDown and RAW women champion’s Charlotte, Alexa Bliss and Asuka.
“This is full-time,” Rousey told ESPN when asked about her move to the pay-per-view wrestling show.
“They’ve got me for a multi-year deal and were just dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s so I didn’t lie about not putting pen to paper. I still haven’t yet but this is going to be my home for the next while.”
The 30-year-old has not fought in MMA/UFC since suffering a 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes in 2016. At 12-2 with two straight losses, there was speculation that this 13-month break was a retirement.
"That's what everybody else seems to say - I mean, I never retired from judo. So that's what you guys want to think," she said to ESPN when addressing her ‘retirement’ from UFC.
"All I know is I really want to devote 100 per cent of my time to wrestling right now and whatever people want to call that they can call it."
EXCLUSIVE: @RondaRousey poses for her first official @WWE photo shoot and returns her jacket to Colton Toombs, the son of WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/ysKNC0tVRX
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Rousey is not the first righter to make the leap from wrestling and UFC to the PPV show. She is joining the crossover list with familiar faces like Brock Lesnar, Tito Ortiz, Ken Shamrock, Josh Barnett and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
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