Ronda’s Coach Speaks — ‘Children, not fighting, are likely next step’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been taking time off from the fighting promotion. Now, the former champion has been spending time stretching her acting muscles. Rousey landed an acting role in the hit television series Blindspot.

While Rousey has not made a public statement on her fighting future, many have written the former champion off as retired from the sport.

Now, Rousey’s Judo coach Jason Flores has gone into detail about the fighter in a recent interview with Submission Radio. The Judo coach believes the years of various athletic competition may be taking their toll on the former champion. Now, Rousey may be focusing on family.

Jason Flores told Submission Radio, as transcribed by MMA Weekly:

“She’s competed her whole life. Her whole life has been about being the best, and I just think personally, the best thing is for her to kind of be okay with herself not as a fighter. I just know the pain she’s gone through physically, doing this forever, multiple surgeries, concussions, broken bones, weight cutting. All those things add up and take its toll, and it’s cumulative.

“So being 30 years old now and doing this since you were 8 years old non-stop, the mileage you’ve put on your body and that she’s put on her body, I just don’t think, if she wants to live a long, happy life and raise kids with Travis, which I know that’s the future; I just don’t think that’s something I feel like would be in her best interests.”