Ronda Rousey is set to be inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame.
In a somewhat quick — but more than deserved — decision, former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is going to be inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame next month in Las Vegas. The news was announced as part of the UFC 225 broadcast, noting that the former dominant champion will be inducted as part of the modern wing.
Rousey, 31, last fought at the end of 2016. She was always a sure-fire hall-of-famer, but this makes it a bit of an earlier choice that most. While she never announced her retirement, Rousey has been plying her trade in the WWE as of late. Perhaps this announcement makes it all official.
The former Olympic medalist defended the UFC bantamweight title a record six consecutive times. Prior to that, she won two more title bouts in Strikeforce before the UFC even had women in the promotion.
Rowdy, who is one of the most popular fighters in MMA history, is a pioneer for Women’s MMA. She took female fighting, along with the UFC, to new heights during her reign at the top.
Rousey compiled a 12-2 record in her MMA career, going undefeated in a stretch from 2011 to 2015.