Ronda Rousey will finally be making her comeback to the UFC.
It won't be anytime soon, but we finally have a timeframe for when we can expect the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion back inside the octagon where she belongs.
This is after UFC President Dana White confirmed the news, revealing it during an interview on a tv show at the end of last week. saying that we can expect to see Rousey at the end of the year.
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White appeared on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on Friday on Fox Sports 1 and said that Rousey would be fighting in either November or December.
"I just had dinner with her the other night. She's in a great place mentally, physically, emotionally — every way you can be good, she's good," White said. "She's talking about coming back at the end of this year."
"She'll either come back in November or December."
The biggest point to take from this isn't Rousey's return, rather the fact that she is doing well emotionally after admitting to having suicidal thoughts in the moments and days after Holly Holm knocked her out.
It was a devastating moment for Rousey, who had stated for years that her goal as a mixed martial artist was to retire undefeated and leave the sport as one of the greatest fighters of all time. She could still do that, but another loss would severely jeopardise that.
Rousey was previously named the number one contender to Miesha Tate, who beat Holm at UFC 196 to become the new women's bantamweight champion, but with Rousey's return not scheduled until the end of the year, it's a mystery as to how the UFC will work around it.
It's unlikely that Tate will be happy to stick around waiting for a fight that won't happen for another eight or so months, but if White and co. really want to make Tate vs Rousey then they will do whatever they can to stall the Champion.
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