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Ronda Rousey attends the Premiere Of STX Films' 'Mile 22' at Westwood Village Theatre on August 9, 2018 in Westwood, California. Leon Bennett/Getty Images

Ronda Rousey found herself at the center of headlines Thursday with regard to her future in WWE. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer indicated that the Raw Women’s Champion could be done wrestling after WrestleMania 35 because she wanted to start a family.

That report was disputed by TMZ, which claimed Rousey doesn’t plan to end her professional wrestling career just yet. Rousey is under contract with WWE for two more years, and if she does take a leave of absence at some point, she’s expected to remain affiliated with the company.

What does Rousey have to say about all these rumors?

“I honestly don't know why [anyone] feels like [they're] an authority to speak on the plans for my uterus,” Rousey told’s Ramona Shelburne. “If I responded every single time the world speculated what I was doing with my womb I would not have a free moment in the day.

“I really don't feel like I should have to respond to that kind of thing. It's my vagina, my life, keep the speculations to yourself. Leave me and my reproductive organs alone.”

If Rousey does take a break from WWE soon, it will come after an incredibly successful first year with the company. She had her first match at WrestleMania 34 when she teamed up with Kurt Angle against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. It took her a little more than four months to win the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam, and she’s held the title ever since.

The exact plans for WrestleMania 35 are unknown, but signs indicate that she’ll be featured in the main event. Rousey is expected to defend her title against Becky Lynch and possibly Charlotte Flair on April 7 at MetLife Stadium.

Rousey will likely walk into WrestleMania 35 undefeated with a title reign of well over 200 days. There’s a good chance she will lose the belt and suffer the first loss of her career.

Whether she starts a family or not, it might make sense for Rousey to take a brief hiatus.

“I've not kept it a secret that I would definitely want to start a family,” Rousey told “But how do you go about doing that? I love this way more than I thought that I would. So do you just keep going until you just happen to get pregnant? Or should you stop and go try and get pregnant? Or is going and trying to get pregnant putting yourself on the spot and then you're less likely to get pregnant? I've never had a baby before, I don't know these kinds of things.”

Before Rousey gets to WrestleMania 35, she’ll put her Raw Women’s Championship on the line against Sasha Banks at the 2019 Royal Rumble Sunday night. Rousey's first appearance after signing with WWE came at last year's Royal Rumble, and she quickly became the most popular female superstar on “Monday Night Raw.”

Rousey has defended her title against Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax and Natalya. The feud between Rousey and Banks has turned into a contentious one, and it’s one of the most highly anticipated matches on the card.

“The more people think that we hate each other the better,” Rousey said. “It's like being in Game of Thrones. The chick that's playing Daenerys and the chick that's playing Cersei, those actors don't actually hate each other but the more that they can get you invested in it, the more successful Game of Thrones is.

“If I'm playing Cersei, I don't give a sh-- if you hate Cersei's guts, I care that you love Game of Thrones.”

The Royal Rumble starts Sunday night at 7 p.m. EDT from Chase Field in Phoenix.