Rousey herself has already said she isn’t looking to fight for another decade. She’s made her stamp on the sport by elevating the profile of women’s MMA to previously unseen heights, not to mention has plenty of money thanks to the endorsements and opportunities coming her way as the face of female fighting. However, "Rowdy" Ronda has a firm enough grasp on reality to understand her clock is ticking and too many losses could be devastating to her cause. Plus, there are only a few options for her out there in terms of legitimate opposition, so that could play a factor as well in her moving on from MMA sooner than later.
UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones recently turned heads by revealing he hoped to hang his gloves up by the time he turns 30. According to the 26-year old title-holder, he already has enough money to retire if so desired and also wants to leave his reputation relatively untarnished. Jones’ interest in preserving his legacy, as well as his health, makes sense given his accomplishments thus far in the Octagon. In fact, there are a handful of other fighters who should consider the same strategy where their careers are concerned… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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