As the excitement continues to build towards Ronda Rousey’s return to the Octagon at UFC 207, plenty of fighters have been speaking out about her return.
Some aren’t happy that she’s granted a title shot after taking a year out from the sport, while Conor McGregor has been very supportive of the former women’s bantamweight champion.
Having lost to Rousey on two occasions, and also dropping the championship to Amanda Nunes, Miesha Tate has come forward to warn Rousey of the dangerous task at hand.
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Tate submitted to Nunes inside four minutes in the UFC 200 main event, failing to defend the championship she dethroned Holly Holm for.
According to Yahoo, she said: “Amanda has incredible power in her right hand. So if she hits Ronda with one of those, I can see it being a huge problem for Ronda, a big, big problem.
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“It’s kind of hard to say honestly (who will win). I really just don’t know what we’re going to get with Ronda. I know what we’re going to get with Amanda. I just have no idea what we’re going to get with Ronda.”
A lot has been said regarding Rousey’s return fight, as it’s perhaps the toughest challenge to undertake, other than Cris Cyborg obviously.
If the motivation is there and the year-long break did her the world of good, then it won’t come as a shock to see her reclaim her title.
On the flip side, that break may have slowed her down a little, and it’s something Tate also believes.
She added: “I feel like there’s so many weight variables. Who knows what we’re going to get out of Ronda when she comes back.
“If we’re getting Ronda at the best she’s ever been; then I say, Ronda.
“But if we’re getting Ronda coming back kind of with a half-ass mentality, kind of like I have to do this one time, and she’s got a lot of ring rust, I mean is she still punch-shy since Holly?”
With so many questions up in the air, and ring rust a real worry for Rousey, only she knows which version will turn up.
Either we’ll see a repeat demolition, but this time with Nunes dominating.
Or we’ll get the Rousey of old, who created waves in the world of mixed martial arts with her no-nonsense approach.
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