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    Ronda Rousey plans to leave MMA early, but leaves door open for fight against ‘Cyborg’

    Sep 2, 2015

    RONDA Rousey could be calling it a career soon but luckily for Cris Justino, the UFC champion hasn’t set a final date.

    Undeafeated in 12 bouts, the 28-year-old Rousey said she doesn’t see herself fighting in her 30s.

    It is understandable for Rousey, the Olympic medalist who doesn’t seem to have a match among current MMA fighters — she won her last three fights in a combined time of a minute and four seconds.

    "I don't want to be fighting in my 30s," Rousey said in an article by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.

    "By 30s, I mean 31, 32.”

    [See Ronda Rousey keeps promise, leaves UFC title belt with Brazil judo school after beating Correia]

    Retiring from MMA early also should not be too tough for Rousey, who has a lot of opportunities outside the octagon.

    She has made appearances in the Fast and Furious and Expendables franchises and will be working with Mark Wahlberg in the Peter Berg project Mile 22.

    [See Ronda Rousey is named Best Fighter at ESPYs, takes shot at nominee Floyd Mayweather

    One good thing for Justino, is that Rousey has yet to determine when exactly she wants to hang up her gloves.

    "There's more left to do. I don't feel like I'm done yet. With the Olympics, you win an Olympic gold medal and you're done. With the UFC, when am I done?"

    Justino fights at 145 pounds and needs to shed 10 to take on Rousey, but the latter insisted it’s not the real reason the fight isn’t being made.

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    [See Ronda Rousey says ‘Cyborg’ just stalling to get more money because ‘she knows she’ll get her ass kicked’]

    "If she never steps up, I'll know," Rousey said. "I'll probably go on a little longer waiting for her [to drop in weight], see if she shows up sooner rather than later. I don't know how much longer I'd go."

    [See ‘Cyborg’ responds to Ronda Rousey taunts, vows to send the unbeaten UFC champion to retirement]

     

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