Ronda Rousey Will Not Compete At UFC 205 in New York
For fight fans, Dana White announced a good news/bad news situation: Ronda Rousey will return to UFC to fight again, but the rumors about her return taking place at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden are patently false.
UFC president Dana White confirmed, on the latest episode of UFC Unfiltered, that talks are still in progress as far as Rousey’s return is concerned. UFC 205, which is set to air November 12 from New York City, is among the most anticipated fight cards of the year, due in large part to the presumed likelihood that UFC would go all-out for its first New York pay-per-view. It would also have made sense for Rousey to come back exactly one year removed from her defeat at the hands of Holly Holm at UFC 193 last November.
“She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said. “I’m actually going to start building the New York card this week.”
He would go on to add that while no contracts have been signed just yet, White is still expecting Rousey to fight again — perhaps even by the end of this year. Naturally, her last opportunity would be at the Dec. 30 card from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. But with Holly Holm on a temporary break from UFC, I’m not sure which fighter UFC would pit against Rousey, unless Holm agrees to take the fight anyway. Even though Holm has suffered back-to-back losses since her bantamweight title victory last November, I still think there’s money in Rousey/Holm II.
But what do you think? Will Ronda Rousey actually return? If so, who should she fight? Sound off in the comments!
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