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Ronda Rousey pledges to keep fighting until WMMA is solidified in the UFC

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According to a Dec. 18 report from MMA Junkie, UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey says she'll keep fighting until women's MMA is solidified in the UFC.

“I really still feel like that weight is still on my shoulders,” Rousey said. “When I feel like I don’t have that responsibility anymore, that’s when I’ll start thinking about stepping away.

“Retire undefeated is what I’m going to do, and my mind is resolved to that. None of these girls have the right to beat me under any circumstances, and I’m not going to allow that to happen. I’m going to fight until I feel like I’m done, and when I feel like I’m done, I’m going to walk away and leave the sport in very capable hands.”

Rousey fights Miesha Tate in the co-main of UFC 168, which is set to go down on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev.

When with a win over Tate, Rousey says she'll continue to duke it out in the cage. She says she doesn't want to leave the sport to focus on acting the way Gina Carano did a few years ago.

“Everyone loved Gina and Gina really started all the interest in women’s MMA, and when she left, the entire sport detonated without her,” Rousey told MMAjunkie. “I never want to leave the sport in that state she had to when she left. I’ve really accomplished a lot at this point, and I’m starting to think about more than just the present moment and thinking more down the line and how I want to leave some sort of a legacy.”

Rousey explained that she wants to watch UFC events 20 years from now and have the same smile that Royce Gracie has when he attends fights.

“I really want there to be women’s MMA fights in the UFC 20 years from now and be able to sit there and just revel in what was created – the way I see Royce Gracie sitting front row to the UFC’s now,” Rousey said. “I want to really be able to sit and have that look of contentment and have that smile that I see Royce with when he’s at those events.”

Rousey also says that she wants to fight Holly Holm before she retires.

“I really want there to be women’s MMA fights in the UFC 20 years from now and be able to sit there and just revel in what was created – the way I see Royce Gracie sitting front row to the UFC’s now,” Rousey said. “I want to really be able to sit and have that look of contentment and have that smile that I see Royce with when he’s at those events.

"I really hope that the UFC picks Holly [Holm] up and that I get to fight her before I retire."

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