Ronda Rousey, one of the first global superstars of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been rumored to return back the famous Octagon cage after almost one year of having no scheduled fights. She is currently debating her return to the UFC, possibly by fighting Amanda Nunes, according to FOX News.
Rousey has been offered to fight Nunes on December 30 in Las Vegas, when UFC 207 is scheduled, but the fight is not official yet, so the matchups can still change. There are discussions going on about the potential fight between Rousey and Nunes, but we’ll know more as soon as either of them comments on the possibilities. Amanda Nunes will try to defend her belt this December after her spectacular submission technique and consequential win against Miesha Tate in July. Nunes has also stated that she’s planning something fight-related soon, so her fans are definitely waiting for the official statement.
This will mark one of the biggest returns in the UFC since both Rousey and Nunes are at the top of their game at the moment. Rousey lost to Holly Holm in her last match, so she’s waiting for revenge and has to be very careful about her next fight. Amanda Nunes, on the other hand, has won her last few fights including her excellent win against Tate and an equally impressive performance against Sara McMann, the Olympic silver medalist.
Dana White, the President of UFC, has also been talking about the future possibilities of this fight. “Yes, there’s a big chance that Ronda Rousey will fight Amanda Nunes and I’m very confident that Ronda will probably fight before the end of the year,” was his official statement.
Edmond Tarverdyan, who is Ronda Rousey‘s trainer has recently stated that there’s a chance for her to get her title back before the end of this year, according to ESPN. He hasn’t confirmed it either, so it’s still speculative, but he did say that her comeback is going to happen and that she’ll be better than ever.
Cris “Cyborg” Justino, the Brazilian featherweight fighter, has also stated that she wants to fight her again, according The Washington Post. Rousey has already replied that she’s willing to fight as long as Justino drops her weight from 145 pounds to 135 pounds, which is Rousey’s standard weight. The UFC has been growing in popularity for a few years now, so Ronda Rousey and her return may as well be another groundbreaking moment in the history of fighting.
What do you think about Ronda Rousey and her absence from the UFC? Do you think she’s ready to come back and get her revenge or is she done after her last loss against Holm? Let us know on your thoughts in the comments below.
By Matic Satler