Thunder Rosa isn't done with MMA.
Since her MMA debut in 2019, Thunder Rosa's popularity has exploded in pro wrestling. Even though she faced a big in-cage layoff during the pandemic, Thunder Rosa confirmed to Fightful that she's still with Combate Americas, and she expects to fight there again.
"I’m still with Combate, yes. Until September. Most definitely they’re going to have me do a fight now. Especially with the popularity that Thunder Rosa has acquired in the last year. I mean, it’s been incredible. My social media back then when I was fighting for them, it was 60,000. Now I’m 100,000 more followers and I think by the time I fight it’s gonna be 200,000. It’s like 140,000 followers. It’s such a huge difference and the same with Twitter. So, I know there has been talks. But, like I said, I am, right now, 100% dedicated to professional wrestling. Like I said, when you are doing these disciplines, you have to commit 1000% to each discipline to be successful," said Rosa.
In the summer of 2020, Rosa told us that she had actually spent more time training in MMA than pro wrestling throughout that year. She didn't come up ont he winning end of things her first time out, and was actually a slight betting underdog. She sees where her training had some hiccups and is ready to fix that.
"I think one of the things that hindered me on the first fight was the fact that I was continuously wrestling while I was doing my fight camp and I feel like my coach didn’t understand that part. I told him, like, ‘I make a living out of wrestling and MMA is something new that I picked up and it’s also I really enjoy and I’m really driven and I’m here. It’s art.’ I just can’t even explain to you, because a lot of it has to do with mental game and I think right then when I started, my game wasn’t there. But, I think now, after all this time, and now knowing now how it really feels to be in the cage and knowing how really feels to bleed and everything, my mentality is completely different. So, my strategy is going to be completely different once I step in the cage again," Rosa said.
Thus far, Thunder Rosa and Combate Americas have not officially announced her return to the cage.
You can see our full interview with Thunder Rosa at the top of the page, and can check out Rosa's debut MMA fight below.