Don’t weep too hard for former champ Ronda Rousey. The 48-second drubbing she experienced at the hands of champ Amanda Nunes earned her a flat $3 million.
And while her star power definitely took a hit, and it’s possible we may never see her in the cage again, Rousey will always have options.
In a prepared statement to ESPN, she says she just needs time to mull them over.
“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones. Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me,” Rousey said in a statement provided to ESPN.
“Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes — even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly — it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.
“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”