Will she or won’t she? That’s the questions Ronda Rousey fans were asking earlier this year about a possible return for the former champ got knocked out by Amanda Nunes last December. UFC President Dana White all but confirmed Rousey’s retirement on the UFC’s Unfiltered podcast with Jim Norton and Matt Serra in January when he said, “She’s probably done”.
Since the loss to Nunes Rousey has gone back into hiding and no one really knows what her immediate plans are. There were some rumbling “Rowdy” could show up at Wrestlemania 33 next month but it’s been radio silence from Rousey and the WWE hasn’t mentioned anything. It’s possible Rousey could go into acting and is rumored to have a role in the NBC show ‘Blindspot’.
Yesterday Dan Garner posted a picture or Rousey wrapping her hands welcoming the former champ to his stable of clients.
Wanted to give a good welcoming post to Ronda Rousey who has just recently joined the team, and is all set for the comprehensive nutritional programming process with myself. Excited to have her on board and to accomplish some great things with her this year. Let's go! #teamgarner #dangarnernutrition #rondarousey #rowdyrondarousey #ufc #mma #judo #olympian #nutrition #health #performance #athlete #letsgo
Garner is a strength and conditioning coach who also helps athletes with nutrition. Rousey is his highest profile athlete by far but he has worked with MMA fighters in the past.
Maybe Garner is just helping Rousey get in shape for a new career in Hollywood. But if the UFC is willing to pay up it wouldn’t surprise me to see her back in the octagon in the next twelve months. The new owners, WME are desperate to get a return on their $4 billion investment from where they bout the UFC from the Fertittas last summer. Having Rousey back in the fold will bring in a lot of viewers and money.