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14th Feb 2019

Ronda Rousey reportedly refusing to re-sign with WWE because of former UFC rival

Rousey didn't want any part of her in the UFC

Darragh Murphy

Not so long ago, mixed martial arts fans were praying for the eventual meeting of Ronda Rousey and Cris ‘Cyborg’ in the Octagon.

Rousey looked unbeatable through the first 12 fights of her professional career, finishing all opponents to solidify her status as one of the most iconic fighters in UFC history.

When ‘Cyborg’ signed for the UFC in 2016, she was tasked with dropping to 140lbs in the hope that she could prove that she could get somewhat close to Rousey’s weight class of 135lbs.

The Brazilian ended up on death’s door trying to do so but while she began tearing through all comers, Rousey suffered back to back defeats and left the UFC behind.

‘Rowdy’ is now one of the biggest superstars on the WWE roster but there has been some confusion in relation to her wrestling future as some industry insiders have suggested that Rousey has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with the WWE.

American sports blogger Terez Owens has reported that Rousey will refuse to re-sign with the WWE because of the organisation’s apparent interest in signing ‘Cyborg’ to a contract.

‘Cyborg’ has repeatedly hinted at a desire to give professional wrestling a go and the WWE is not the only company considering bringing her aboard, as the Shahid Khan-backed All Elite Wrestling is also monitoring the former UFC women’s featherweight champion.

It has also been suggested, however, that Rousey is simply planning to take some time away from action to start a family with her husband, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne.


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