If Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC in the future, it certainly won’t be at the fighting promotions highly anticipated debut in New York City.
UFC president Dana White appeared on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to state that the former women’s bantamweight champion would not be fighting at UFC 205 on Nov. 12.
“She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said. “I’m actually going to start building the New York card this week.”
Rousey last fought at UFC 193, where she was knocked out in brutal fashion by Holly Holm and relinquished the UFC women’s bantamweight title last November. Since suffering her first MMA loss, Rousey hasn’t been heard from. But White has been adamant that she would make a return and hoped it would take place at the end of this year or early 2017.
With the New York card being a historic moment in the UFC considering MMA had been banned in the state since 1997, many fighters have sought to compete. And with it being such a momentous occasion, it appeared to be the most opportune time for Rousey to return. However, it simply won’t come to pass.
If Rousey is to return at the end of 2016, she would either appear at UFC 206 in Toronto on Dec. 10 or UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas.
Via Andreas Hale, Yahoo Sports