With UFC 300 just around the corner and rumblings already circling as to who could feature on the blockbuster card, there is one name that we can not expect to see.
Speaking to the media after this week’s Dana White Contender Series show, the UFC boss described Ronda Rousey’s potential return as a “crock of s***.”
He went on to say, “Ronda’s having kids. Ronda built this whole thing that’s going on with the women here, then her dream was to go to the WWE. She went there and did everything that she did there and achieved. She’s made s***loads of money. She’s moved on with her life.”.
The discussion of a return to the company came off the back of a report from The Daily Mail. This report arguably stemmed from Rousey and her former teammate, Shayna Bazler having an ‘MMA rules’ match at this year’s Summerslam. Soon after the bout, the former WWE Women’s champion announced she’d be leaving the company.
Rousey and the UFC
Rousey was the first-ever UFC women’s bantamweight champion and went undefeated for a long period of her career. There’s little doubt that we as MMA fans don’t appreciate her for the career she had with the company.
After losing to Holly Holm and then being decimated by Amanda Nunes, we haven’t seen her in action and we’ve not heard any rumours of a return until recently.
UFC 300 is set to take place during the first half of 2024 and be typically stacked like UFC 100 and UFC 200. UFC 100 featured names including Brock Lesnar, George St Pierre, Dan Henderson, Michael Bisping and a young Jon Jones.
UFC 200 featured Amanda Nunes, Lesnar again, Daniel Cormier, Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo and plenty of other huge names.