Since the very moment that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was shockingly knocked unconscious by Holly Holm at November 2015’s UFC 193, fans wondered if and when she would return and attempt to recapture her long-held title.
Six months later, and Rousey still hasn’t competed, and still doesn’t have a fight scheduled, although it’s expected that the ex-champion will return on November 12, 2016 at UFC 205 in New York to compete for the 135-pound strap.
UFC 205 will be a landmark event for the UFC, as it will be the promotion’s first trip to the Empire state, and its first trip to the infamous Madison Square Garden, making it logical to have a mega-star like Rousey on the card.
The scenario undoubtedly makes sense, as does the timing given the fact that current champion Miesha Tate will defend her title against Amanda Nunes at July 9’s UFC 200 from Las Vegas.
The only issue, however, seems to be that UFC President Dana White just isn’t completely sure that Rousey will be ready to return in November:
“She has as much time off as she wants or needs. Obviously, I would love her to come back sooner than later so we’ll see how that plays out but it wouldn’t be a bad thing to roll into New York with Ronda but I just don’t know if she’s going to be ready,” White revealed when speaking to “The Michael Kay Show“.
Rousey competing at UFC 205 seemed to previously be all but confirmed, although as we’ve seen so many times before, nothing is a sure thing in mixed martial arts.
White is sure of one thing, however, and that is that when Rousey does finally announce her return it will be massive:
“When she announces she’s going to be back, it’s going to be big,” White said.
Do you still expect to see Rousey at MSG?