WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Following her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, Ronda Rousey's public appearances have been sparse at most. Her appearances in the Octagon have been even fewer in number, totaling zero since the Holm fight.
Some have speculated Rousey will never return to the UFC, although Dana White and Co. have indicated she plans to come back early next year. In the worst case scenario, however, Rousey would be done fighting and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate will not get a chance to avenge her earlier career losses to Rousey.
For Tate, that's a big letdown.
"I would be disappointed if she doesn't come back," Tate told reporters Monday. "There would be something like a void that didn't feel like it got fulfilled. So I hope that is not the case."
Tate and Rousey have a heated history, and that's putting it mildly. The two have twice faced each other before, both fights ending via armbar with Tate on the losing end of the submission. The lead-ins to those bouts were full of verbal jabs that were thrown back in forth in the media, giving everyone a chance to buy the hype of their showdowns.
If things ultimately ended up with Rousey hanging up the gloves, Tate said "life goes on" and explained she still has things to accomplish while holding the title, including a possible fight with Cris Cyborg.
Check out the Champions.co highlights of Tate talking Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm and others below.