Raquel Pennington signed anon disclosure agreement after sparring with Ronda Rousey. The UFC Women’s Bantamweight spoke to ESPN recently about her recent shoulder injury and sparring with Ronda Rousey.
Pennington recently beat Miesha Tate by unanimous decision at UFC 205 which saw Tate announce her retirement in the octagon after the bout. Currently riding a four fight win streak, Pennington told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that she bumped into Ronda Rousey the night of the UFC 205 Weigh Ins and was asked by Rousey to come out and train with her. “I’m always up for challenges,” she told ESPN. “Everyone brings something new to the table. It was definitely a solid experience”.
When asked what insight she could give into how the sparring went or what she saw in Rousey before her fight with Amanda Nunes at UFC 207; Pennington explained, “I can’t really talk about how sparring went or what we did. Ronda asked me to sign a non-disclosure agreement, so I did. All I can say is the fact I was able to put in work with her and that it was solid work. I can’t say too much more than that”.
Ronda Rousey suffered another devastating loss this time in her long awaited return against the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. Not much has been said by the former champ on if this will be the end of the road for her and her career within the octagon and Pennington hopes that it’s not. “I would hope she wouldn’t finish her career like that” she said. “Any athlete, you wouldn’t want to see them go out like that. It’d be good to see her pick her head up and get in there and get another fight in”.