Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, may be looking to make her mixed martial arts (MMA) return in late 2016 or early 2017, for one last fight against longtime division nemesis Miesha Tate.
Simply because "Rowdy" knows she can win, and ride off into the sunset with 135 pounds of gold in tow.
That's according to "Cupcake," who iced the MIA Olympian during her appearance on "The Exchange" for UFC Fight Pass. The way Tate sees it, Rousey is no longer interested in cage fighting and perhaps wants one more win before calling it quits.
Transcribed by MMA Junkie:
"Some people have been saying that she's said, ‘I'll come back for one fight against Miesha Tate because I know that I can beat her, and then I'm retiring. That she doesn't want to fight Holly (Holm). I don't know if that's true or not, but I have heard that. If it is true, I find it disrespectful. Do I think she'll come back the same? Something tells me no. I think that's just my take on the interviews I've seen her do. I feel like she's somewhere else other than fighting. I don't feel like this is her No. 1 drive anymore."
Hard to blame her, considering everything Rousey has going on outside the Octagon.
Since losing her rematch to the "Rowdy" judoka in late 2013, Tate (18-5) rattled off five consecutive wins, including a thrilling, fifth-round submission victory over Holly Holm back in March. That's the same "Preacher's Daughter" who stiffened Rousey at UFC 193 last November.
If Tate can turn away Amanda Nunes and retain her title at UFC 200 next month in Las Vegas, Nevada, does she get Rousey? Or winner of Julianna Pena vs. Cat Zingano?