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Ronda Rousey's Candid Revelation: Concussion History, WWE Critique, and Career Reflections

Ronda Rousey retires
Ronda Rousey

In a candid revelation, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey opens up about her retirement, severe history of concussions, criticisms of WWE, and her vow to never return to the wrestling promotion.

Rousey's journey from UFC stardom to WWE success and eventual departure is a tale of triumphs and challenges. At the peak of her UFC career, Rousey's dominance seemed unshakeable until a devastating head kick from Holly Holm in 2015 marked a turning point. Despite subsequent losses and a brief hiatus, Rousey transitioned to WWE where she quickly rose to fame, showcasing her adaptability and skill in the wrestling ring.

However, in her upcoming memoir, "Our Fight," Rousey unveils the hidden struggles that ultimately led to her retirement from UFC. She candidly discusses her severe history of concussions, dating back to her Olympic judo days, which she kept secret to continue competing. This history played a significant role in her decision-making process and retirement from UFC, prioritizing her long-term health over competition.

Rousey's critique of WWE is equally candid, as she reveals her dissatisfaction with the organization and points fingers at specific executives, John Laurinaitis and Bruce Prichard, for their roles in her departure. She accuses WWE of creating a toxic environment and expresses her intent to never return, citing contractual limitations that restricted her from fully addressing her grievances in her memoir.

Despite the controversies surrounding her departure from WWE, Rousey's legacy in both MMA and professional wrestling remains significant. Her nationwide tour to promote her memoir promises to shed more light on her career, struggles, and triumphs, providing fans with a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by athletes in the combat sports industry.

As Rousey's memoir hits stores and her revelations spark discussions, her journey serves as a reminder of the complexities and realities of elite-level competition, fame, and the personal sacrifices that come with pursuing greatness.


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