ByJustin Golightly, writer at
Design wizard. MMA mathematician. Formerly of Middle Easy, Justin Golightly has been featured on Bleacher Report, Uproxx and TMZ.
Justin Golightly

It's been almost a month now since Ronda Rousey's UFC return was literally crumbled at the hands of Amanda Nunes. In the tornado of criticisms, a lot of fighters and even athletes from other sports have voiced their support for Rousey to cut through the static. Another pioneer of women's MMA, Gina Carano is the latest to give Rousey some kind advice after .

"I think Ronda should do whatever she wants to do. She's only 29 and she's an amazing athlete but she needs to express herself as an artist to," Carano said. "So, let her do what she wants to do and just follow her along her journey and support her."

MMA is such a single-serving sport. Once the organization or fans are done with you, it's very easy to be discarded. Just a couple of years ago, Rousey was unbeatable and a head-spiking, judo phenom who conquered her division with ease, now it's hard to fathom she'll even fight again and people bash her record.

Despite opinions though, nothing will change that Rousey made history and changed the sport forever. Not only that, but she did it all while still being a young woman. She could walk away now and still have her whole life ahead of her. And with the name that she's built, she truly can do anything she wants.


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