Ronda Rousey definitely in discussion for UFC 205 says Dana White

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Ronda Rousey has been out of action since November of 2015, after Holly Holm ended her nine-month reign as the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.

Rousey was injured badly in the fight against Holm, with several of her teeth knocked loose and the simple act of eating an apple being a task that she couldn't complete for around five months after the encounter.

While Rousey still isn't ready to fight and get back in the octagon, she is improving little by little, enough for a tentative date to be named for her eventual UFC return - UFC 2015 at Madison Square Garden.


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Speaking in an interview with Michelle Beadle and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Radio over the weekend, UFC President Dana White all but confirmed that 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey was going to fight for the title at the event.

"She's definitely part of the discussion and she will fight whoever has that belt when she comes back," White told ESPN Radio

The interesting thing is, no one really knows who will be holding the Bantamweight title when Rousey does make her return.

Miesha Tate won the strap off Holly Holm on the latter's first defense of it following her victory over Rousey, and Tate herself could potentially fight twice before ever meeting Ronda. 

"I think Miesha is fighting on 200 and she might fight again before that," White went on to add. "She wants to fight so we'll see what happens. Miesha's been the No. 2 baddest woman in the world for years, so for her to stay active right now makes sense."

Making a Splash in NYC

UFC 205 will be the company's first-ever event in New York after legislation was changed which means that they have finally been given a license to put on a show.

White and co. intend on making their first show in The Big Apple one to remember, which means putting their biggest stars on show, including Rousey.

While the former Champion has normally been the co-main event or the second to last fight on a card, it is completely possible that her return to the octagon could be a big enough occasion for Rousey to finally main event a pay-per-view in her own right as one of the biggest stars in fighting on the planet. Yes, Rousey technically headlined UFC 193 vs Holm, but that was only because the original main event - Lawler vs Condit - was cancelled.

As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and everyone will want to see just how devastating Ronda Rousey can be on her return.

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