Rosa has been touted as one of the best in-ring female performers in recent memory and she truly made a name for herself in a Lights Out match against Britt Baker earlier in the year.
On top of that, Thunder Rosa is a legitimate fighter as she has competed in the MMA world as well. Her last fight took place on November 8, 2019, where Thunder Rosa squared off against Nadine Mandiau at Combate Americas: San Antonio, dropping a unanimous decision.
While speaking to Taylor Wilde on Wilde On, Thunder Rosa talked about her status in the MMA world. Thunder Rosa revealed that she has no intention of ever stopping her MMA training.
“I had a fight in 2019 and was scheduled to have three more fights but COVID happened. With my wrestling career on the rise, I have to make a decision if I want to keep fighting or if I want to focus 100% on wrestling. I have to be honest with myself in the decision. I’m not going to stop training MMA. That’s one thing that has created an edge and is different from a lot of the girls in the circuit, so I will not stop training MMA.
“Just in case I decided to say, ‘before I sign with anyone, I want another fight,’ I’m still conditioning and ready to go. Financially, it’s very hard,” she said. “In MMA, the big companies, you can get between 10K and more plus sponsorships. Other than that, a lot of guys and girls I know have full-time jobs and then do MMA. It’s a hard life. You have to take into consideration training and paying for your camp, strength and conditioning, food, physical therapy, all this stuff that adds up.”
Thunder Rosa is very likely to go after Britt Baker and her AEW Women’s Championship soon enough. However, we also wonder if she will return to competing in MMA eventually as well.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes.