Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey recently revealed she would be taking a break from fighting after her title fight against Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on July 5, 2014.
Preferably, a five-to-six month layoff, as she wants to return to the cage for the promotion's annual year-end event, which goes down on Jan 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But should Dana White and Co. need a last-minute superstar to fill a void while she's on hiatus, "Rowdy" will be there in a split second to save the day, if her services are needed.
She said as much during the recent UFC 175/TUF 19 Finale conference call (audio replay):
"I'd like to fight again on New Year's, take a little break in between then, but the UFC knows if there's an emergency, or if they need me, I'll step up on 24 hours' notice."
Her willingness to fight anyone at anytime is one of the reasons UFC President Dana White branded Rousey his new Chuck Liddell.
Revealing that her coaches used to scold her for sneaking back into the gym to get a few more workouts in, Ronda says resting isn't necessarily one of her favorite things to do. And when it comes to actually fighting, the high after a win feels so good that she can't wait to experience it again.
"I definitely don't like resting too much. That high after a win is what I enjoy the most, not sitting around and resting. I can really only enjoy the rest while that high still lingers, so there's only so long I can enjoy sitting on the couch and eating as much pie as I want and then going to the gym and pressing repeat. I really need that big goal and obstacle to be excited about what I'm doing."
Her fight against Davis will be Rousey's third in seven months, having defeated Miesha Tate last December at UFC 168 and Sara McMann two months later at UFC 172.
So it's easy to see why the Judoka welcomes a break from snapping limbs and punching faces.
If that weren't enough, Rousey has also been busy with her budding acting career, filming "The Expendables 3" and "Entourage," all while never missing training camp for her pending championship bouts.
Feel lazy yet?