spykelee wrote:Rose is so relieved to be done with being champion and sounds exasperated from training and fighting in general. Talked of wanting to do other things with her life. Isn't making any decisions tonight but at the same time said she kinda knows what she wants to do. I think she's gonna be done.
Definitely an interesting situation, altho I think it's way premature to speculate about her being "done."
So many fighters take losses ultra-hard, speak about retirement, and then fight on for many more years. Putting in that level of super-dedicated training / conditioning for so many years in virtually any endeavor will almost invariably lead an individual to return to that pursuit... at least in some form or another. That's just life.
Anyway, I thought it was both refreshing and surprising that Rose had this reaction. "Refreshing," because so much of the time a champion will get absolutely annihilated, like Stipe, Aldo and perhaps Silva, etc, then will immediately call for a return match as their 'rightful due.' Yet Rose did the complete opposite (straight dominating), then followed with the opposite reaction. Interesting. Almost like a commentary on how that kind of thing works. Like-- she can still respect herself after that kind of loss, but maybe those other guys had a very hard time looking in the mirror afterwards, and wanted to 'fix' the situation ASAP.
Sounds like a break will be good for Rose. She seems like such a great person that I wish her happiness in whatever, but I do expect her to back at some point.