Although we still don’t have a date nor an event for Ronda Rousey’s highly anticipated return, we do now have an idea of when it may take place.
UFC president Dana White recently confirmed that the previously dominant bantamweight queen will be returning to action sometime next fall, perhaps in November.
After suffering a shocking and brutal knockout loss to Holly Holm at last November’s UFC 193, it’s understandable that Rousey, being the global superstar she is, needed some time away from the spotlight.
Now having spent nearly five months away from the cage, the “Rowdy” one is apparently planning her triumphant return, or as her nutrition coach Mike Dolce put it, her return to ‘world domination’:
“We’re planning Ronda’s comeback and her world domination,” Dolce told MMAJunkie. “That’s really what it’s about. The last loss Ronda suffered was in the 2008 Olympics, where she battled back and won a bronze medal. She has been undefeated since, all the way to November 2015.”
After running a demolition course through everything put in her path, and looking invincible and unbeatable, it was simply jaw dropping to see Rousey put away last at UFC 193.
However, the fight may have clearly pin pointed some drastic holes in her game, holes we had never necessarily seen.
With that being said, Dolce claims that not only Rousey, but her team as well is completely ‘refocused’:
“She’s extremely refocused, and the team is definitely moving forward,” Dolce said. “We’re all rowing in the right direction, and now it’s just a matter of sitting back and waiting for the right time for her to step back in again.”
After her sudden fall from grace, does Rousey have what it takes to recapture the title she’s held for the last few years?
Or, on the flip side, have we seen the end of one of the sport’s most transcendent stars?