New Ronda Rousey: ‘I’m still in the fight game!’

Former UFC bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is taking over the fight game, just from a different side of the equation. Rousey hasn’t been in the octagon since her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.  Following the fight, Rousey fighting future definitely sounded uncertain.

“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones.” Rousey said in a statement following the loss. “Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me.”

“Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes — even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly — it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.”

“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”

However, talking to TMZ, she revealed that she’s working on a new project that will have her playing an executive producer role, instead of fighting.