Ronda Rousey is still mum about her Ultimate Fighting Championship career, but there is still a chance that mixed martial arts fans will see the former women’s bantamweight champion fight again this year.
Rousey has not fought since absorbing a second-round knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November last year. There were rumors that she might retire, but there are still no concrete proofs to that claim until now.
The 29-year-old superstar was actually considered to headline UFC 205 in New York in November, but UFC president Dana White said that Rousey is not ready. So when will she return to action?
According to a report from BJPenn.com, there is a good chance the MMA aficionados will see Rousey fight before the year ends. Dizz of Talk MMA revealed Rousey could return at UFC 207 on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas.
If the talks about Rousey’s return in December is true, she could collide with reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Nunes is still waiting for her first title defense two months after winning the title at UFC 200 in Las Vegas in July.
Nunes has already expressed willingness to defend her title against Rousey. She said that the fight against Rousey makes the most sense among her options because the California native is one of best women mixed martial artist of all time.
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“That’s the fight that makes sense because Ronda was one of the best fighters of all times, and I’m the champion,” Nunes told MMA Fighting. “I also made history for my country, and this is a fight that makes sense for that huge event, one of the biggest pay-per-views in the UFC. “
Nunes won the title via first-round submission win over then-champion Miesha Tate at UFC 200 in July. The 28-year-old also defeated Shayna Baszler, Sara McMann and Valentina Shevchenko before taking down Tate.