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Fans of the former bantamweight champion had hoped Ronda Rousey might make her triumphant return at UFC 205, but it seems like those hopes have officially been dashed.

According to UFC President Dana White, Rousey will not not be on the historic first ever UFC card in New York.

"She's definitely not fighting in New York," White said while on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast. "I'm actually going to start building the New York card this week."

Earlier this week, Rousey teased fans with a cryptic Instagram photo this week which added fuel to the "will she return?" discussion.

Even though she may not be returning in November, there are still rumors of a comeback sometime this year. According to Fox Sports, no contracts have been signed, but she is planning to return.

Rousey has not been seen in an Octagon since her stunning loss to Holly Holm back in November 2015. This loss, her first ever in MMA, is considered to be one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. Since her exit from competition, the title she once held has changed hands three times from Holm to Miesha Tate, and now to Amanda Nunes.


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