Ronda was caught leaving Los Angeles last week (ends26Jan18) and told TMZ cameras she was off to South America.
The MMA star looks comfortable in the ring but she admitted to still processing the experience. You've got to have passion for it. Other than that, it's way too hard to survive.
After two brutal losses in a row against Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, even Rousey's staunchest supporter, UFC president Dana White had felt comfortable saying some time ago that the former strawweight queen would never fight in the Octagon again, and last night he gave her his blessing to make a new start in pro-wrestling.
Rousey and Piper share the same judo coach and have become good friends. His son gave it to her beforehand.
"In an interview with ESPN after the announcement, Rousey said that "(this) is my life now. It's been almost three years since I've heard that WWE fan reaction and to be honest with you, a lot of people say it's luck and a lot of people say it's awesome to hear that but I'll tell you, I'm truly blessed. This is also helping the chances of WWE bringing him back for more dates. Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, Rusev, and Jinder Mahal will fight it out to see who will be the next to face Roode...and Jinder better not win, especially on Rusev Day.
We all knew it was coming, but credit where credit's due, the WWE did a great job of convincing us it might not happen.
Rousey was UFC's first ever woman's bantamweight champion and with that became a recognizable pop culture star, starring in several movies and even hosting "Saturday Night Live".
Although Rousey didn't want to talk about her past in the MMA world, she did note that she hasn't followed the UFC over the past year.
The 30-year-old made her debut on the premier wrestling corporation on Sunday at the Royal Rumble, signing her official contract moments later. I mean, she's already in Philadelphia, what else could she have planned?