Ronda Rousey’s UFC 193 defeat to Holly Holm is still touted as the biggest upset in UFC history. Holm knocked down Rousey with a powerful kick to the neck on November 15 in Melbourne, Australia, in the most-attended event in UFC history with 56,214 fans.
Talks of a rematch between the two are circulating like wildfire especially after UFC president Dana White confirmed a rematch between the two next year.
But before Rousey takes to the Octagon again, she has a few projects to complete.
According to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta, Rousey plans to film two movies early next year before returning to Octagon for a rematch with Holm.
In an interview with Sporting News, Fertitta said that Rousey plans to start filming the upcoming movie Road House remake as well as Mile 22 with Mark Wahlberg early next year, but her desire to come back and regain the title she lost in November to Holm is stronger than ever.
“I went out to see her in L.A. Had some real good conversations with her. She is, as you would expect, very disappointed. Distraught, to some extent. She’s never lost. She never lost a fight in the Octagon. She never lost a fight in the street. She didn’t know what it was like. Right? … She is champing to be back in there. She made some commitments before the fight to make two movies. So she’s going to do that. Then get back to training in the Octagon.”
On being asked about Rousey’s comeback, Fertitti stated that Rousey is plotting her comeback: “She has options. But let me tell you what. Ronda is the single most competitive person I’ve ever met in my life. If you don’t think she isn’t ready right now … She’s plotting her comeback. I don’t think anything can stop her from coming back.”
Fertitti believes that the rematch between Rousey and Holm will be the biggest fight in UFC history.
Giving fans the much awaited news about the rematch, Fertitti hinted that the rematch might happen at UFC 200 in July at the new Las Vegas arena which is being built by MGM Properties.
“I think the world will be interested in a rematch because it was a huge upset. So many people thought Ronda was just completely invincible. To see her get beat like that was a shock. They want to see if she can come back,” Fertitti told Sporting News.