Earlier this week UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey surprised many within the MMA community, revealing that despite her undefeated résumé, she is already mulling an exit strategy into retirement two years from now.
Following in the footsteps of Gina Carano, Rousey (7-0) is slated to begin filming big-budget Hollywood films The Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7 back-to-back this fall, prior to her UFC 168 showdown with Miesha Tate.
On Thursday, Rousey admitted to MMA Junkie that acting has a "much longer shelf life" than fighting for a living, and that her back-and-forth battle with Liz Carmouche opened Rousey's eyes to her eventual mortality as a mixed martial artist.
However Rousey's two-year plan led to some pushback from the community, so Rousey took to Twitter early Saturday morning, posting an extended rant in response to her critics.
To everyone giving me shit for"hypothetically retiring"someday-ill retire when I feel like my mark has been made and Im ready to make babies— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) August 10, 2013
My best guess was 2-3 years but thats a guess,who knows,the day Im not overjoyed2go2the gym is the day I quit.Could be tomorrow or in 7years— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) August 10, 2013
But ill tell you what,every1 giving me shit4entertaining the idea is expediting it.Im a fighter&always will be,only ill know when its enough— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) August 10, 2013
So fuck all you hating twitter bitches, have a great time spending the rest of your day seething over my options and choices— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) August 10, 2013
And for everyone that has my back and has been supportive through all this. Thank you so much,I can't explain how much I appreciate you all.— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) August 10, 2013