Ronda Rousey Hires New Coach; UFC or WWE on the Horizon?

Ronda Rousey has been mostly “missing in action” since she failed to wrest the UFC bantamweight belt back from Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Dec. 31. With her staying out of the spotlight, speculation has run rampant that she might not ever return to the Octagon.

But is a recent social media post from one of her new coaches a hint that Rousey is considering a return?

Ronda Rousey UFC 193 TrainingStrength and nutrition specialist Dan Garner posted to Instagram recently, saying, “Wanted to give a good welcoming post to Ronda Rousey, who has just recently joined the team, and is all set for the comprehensive nutritional programming process with myself. Excited to have her on board and to accomplish some great things with her this year. Let’s go!”

Garner’s post did not unveil any hints to Rousey deciding to fight again, but that’s what it has to mean, right? 

Not necessarily.

While Rousey hasn’t commented on her fighting career, she surfaced briefly after the Nunes fight to lend a hand to protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for a guest spot on the NBC television series “Blindspot.”

The chatter recently, however, has centered on the WWE. Rousey is an adamant professional wrestling fan that has appeared as part of a WWE production in the past, so could her hiring of Garner be a nod to the WWE instead of a potential UFC return?

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That’s a question that Rousey has yet to answer. But wrestling big whigs from longtime Brock Lesnar associate Paul Heyman to WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon have commented on Rousey being a good fit for WWE. McMahon, on ESPN, even went so far as to say, “I would love to add Ronda Rousey,” although she denied having any recent talks with Rousey, who is under contract with the UFC.

Working with a nutrition coach could also simply be in preparation for another acting role.

Really, Garner’s post about working with Rousey begs more questions than answers, but that he was allowed to publicly comment on his business relationship with Rousey should indicate that we’ll be hearing more from the former UFC champion in the near future.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    The bar has been raised and I doubt Ronda can keep up. She wasn’t even close to competitive in her last two fights.

    • taylor2008

      She was competitive……she was competing to see how many times she would get punched and kicked in the head.

  • Triggerman99

    Dana’s gonna build another division for her, since the big meanies took 135 from her.

    • JF Clark

      I think there are plenty of ladies who can fight at 125 that will still eat her lunch. I don’t see Ronda making 125 as she is a pretty big gal.

  • Darin

    Strength and nutrition were not her problem. Get a new striking coach that actually knows boxing and will make Rousey take punches in training.

    • Jess Fenchley

      Wont matter, she is too far behind to catch up to ANY of the elite strikers who have striked their whole lives.

      • Jason bourne

        You dont matter. Thats why you follow her articles everywhere trying for some pathetic form of self validation. You suck. Always have and always will.

      • BigE

        she doesn’t have to be as good at striking. She only has to strike good enough to use her judo. She beat two girls that beat Nunes. I think she could come back and still be champ. I don’t think the question is her abilities I think it’s her head & her heart.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah and youre an mma expert right???
        Hilariously tragic
        Get a life idiot

  • Prince Randorson

    Headline should have been,


    That way its not click bait and we dont have a mention of fake wrestling, which discredits MMA.

  • Jess Fenchley

    Give it up. She was exposed as a marketing product of the UFC twice. Obliterated in the last fight. Move on.

    • Jason bourne

      Give it up. You’ve been exposed as a bitter jealous loser who has, nor ever will, accomplish anything. Move on

      • Anonymous

        Yep too true. Look for Ronda and you will find jess the idiotic mess trolling her as always.

    • Anonymous

      More great news about Ronda!!!!
      Must make you mad lol

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    WWE would be a good combination of her “acting skills” and her physical skills
    And a road back to popularity and that hollywood career she was working on

    Just take out MMA and swap in WWE
    (Thats MMA spelled upside down right?)

    All she has to do is stay in posing shape, she doesn’t really have to train for fighting condition She’ll have more time in her schedule and less pressure on herself to perform at the highest competitive levels to be able to do the ellen show and jimmy fallon as often as she pleases

    Compared to trying to do that at the same time as MMA, hitting the talk show circuits and being seen around town would pretty much be her job in WWE

  • Jason bourne

    Whatever she does, she will do fine. Always has

    • Anonymous

      Well said mate

  • rocky172534

    I hope with all my heart that she doesn’t degrade her legacy by going into the wwe.She is a hall of famer in mma and should leave the sport proudly. if she makes another comeback it will have to be with new coaching and renewed dedication without her current coach.loyalty is laudable but foolish in this case.
    regardless of what she does I will always love and admire her!

    • Jason bourne

      Well said mate