Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC. Anyone who doubts that doesn't understand Ronda's mentality as a fighter and more importantly as a woman. She really wants a piece of Holly Holm again, and that rematch would be highly anticipated.
It's not a certainty that Holm will be her next fight, but the UFC president, Dana White, assured us she'll be back in 2016. White went on Big Boy's morning show in 92.3 in Los Angeles to discuss Rousey's return.
Could Ronda fight in the UFC's New York City debut?
Dana White told Big Boy that there was a good chance Rousey would return to the Octagon in November. Previously, she was supposed to make her return at UFC 200 on July 9, but she dropped out due to the fact that she simply wouldn't have enough time to train.
With this November date as a strong possibility according to White, the UFC could bring back Rousey for its NYC debut. That would be HUGE for the promotion. UFC VP of Public Relations Dave Sholler said Saturday following UFC on FOX 18 in Newark, New Jersey that if MMA is legalized in the state this year, the UFC is targeting a November event.
Could you imagine Ronda Rousey making her return in front of thousands of fans at Madison Square Garden?
"She's very intense," White said. "She's a badass, man. She'll be back."
Who will Ronda fight, though?
It's likely that Ronda Rousey will face the winner of Miesha Tate and Holly Holm's bout, but that too is far from set in stone.
"She's one of those polarizing figures that so many people were bummed out that she lost and so many people were happy that she lost. She incites both."
I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like the president of the UFC being so invested in specific athletes is a little bit troubling. Alas.
What do you think?
Buy or sell: Will Ronda return to the UFC in November?