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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Ronda Rousey looks around after defeating Sara McMann in a UFC 170 mixed martial arts women's bantamweight title bout in Las Vegas. Rousey says her bantamweight title shot against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 will be one of her final mixed martial arts bouts. Rousey spoke about her fight Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Ronda Rousey told Ellen DeGeneres she is close to retiring


This is definitely one of my last fights. Everyone better watch, because the show isn't going to be around forever.
Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey dropped a bombshell on the "The Ellen Show," saying her upcoming fight against Amanda Nunes for the women's bantamweight title may be one of her last. 

Ronda Rousey Is Ready for Her Next Fight

In the interview, which is set to air Thursday, Rousey also discussed suffering from mental exhaustion before a big fight. 

"I think it's more the buildup that's more tiring than anything else," Rousey said. "It's the weeks and weeks of buildup beforehand."

Rousey became a major mixed martial arts star in 2015 and made it through her first 15 fights with little damage, according to Yahoo Sports.  

But she was upset in the first few seconds of her fight against Holly Holm last year, which was arguably one of the biggest upsets in MMA history. 

After that fight, Rousey appeared on DeGeneres' show and admitted to being suicidal, according to the New York Post.

Ronda Rousey Discusses Her UFC Upset

"I was down in the corner [of the medical room], and I was like, 'What am I anymore if I'm not this?' I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself," Rousey told DeGeneres in the November 2015 interview. 

Shortly after the interview, she dropped out of the media spotlight. 

Her most recent appearance on "The Ellen Show" is her first major interview since she returned to UFC in October. 

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