Dana White: ‘No way’ Ronda Rousey retires in two years

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ronda Rousey stirred up the fans and media last week when she commented that she may only have two years left of fighting left, but UFC President Dana White was quick to dismiss that notion:

Asked by reporters at Thursday’s UFC on Fight Night press conference at the Wang Center whether she thinks Rousey will go ahead and retire in two years, White was blunt: “There’s no way in hell,” White said.

Rousey, who defends her title against Miesha Tate at UFC 168, has roles lined up in “The Expendables 3” and “Fast and Furious 7.” White, however, has seen several fighters get sidetracked by Hollywood and is convinced Rousey isn’t going anywhere.

“I don’t care what Hollywood offers, they’re ain’t paying what we’re paying,” White said. “These guys, when they go out and make a movie, they’re not paying what we are.”

As for Rousey’s Twitter rant, White, who has been known to engage in a Twitter kerfluffle or two of his own, had a bit of advice: Stay offline if you’re having a bad day.

“If you want to be on Twitter, get ready,” White said. “Put your big-girl boots on. Get ready, because s— coming at you. Any time you’re in the public, with social media, and the internet or anywhere else, people are going to say stupid shit to you. No matter what, it’s going to happen. You can’t snap and flip out on everybody any time they do. She’ll learn that, she’s still young.”

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