According to reports, the return of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is almost becoming a reality as news of a bout against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 are beginning to make its way around the internet.
Fox Sports has reported that the UFC has already sent an offer to Rousey for a title bout against Nunes in December. The network has also indicated that the fight promotion company and former champ are already negotiating the details of the possible fight.
UFC president Dana White has also commented on the probable return of Rousey by the year’s end, in a recent interview with Brazilian sports outlet Globo.
“Yes, there’s a big chance that Ronda Rousey will fight Amanda Nunes and I’m very confident that Ronda will probably fight before the end of the year,” White shared with the network.
Trainer promises ‘best Ronda Rousey that anyone has ever seen’
On the other hand, Rowdy’s trainer Edmond Tarverdyan, gave a seemingly more realistic prognosis, addressing questions that Rowsey could fight this year, but also considering the possibility that her return may be moved a little later to 2017.
“There have been talks about her coming back [Dec. 30], but we haven’t made a final decision yet. There’s a chance she fights to get her belt back this year, but nothing is set yet,” Tarverdyan stated in an interview with ESPN. “If we do make a comeback this year, we will. If not, we will make it next year. We want to thank all our fans for being patient. When she does come back, we promise the best Ronda Rousey that anyone has ever seen.”
But after a devastating loss to Holly Holm, almost a year outside the Octagon and knee surgery to boot, will Tarverdyan’s promise ring true? Ronda Rousey will definitely score a win in terms of bringing in the crowds, but a win inside the Octagon will be an uphill climb for the former champ, altogether.
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