The wait is over!
In what could arguably be the biggest fight of her career, Ronda Rousey returns to the octagon to try to regain her title on December 30th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Since she’s been gone (she can breathe for the first time…#kellyclarkson) her bantamweight division title has been on the move. Holm lost her first title defense in March to Miesha Tate, who then lost to Nunes in July. In contrast, Rousey defended the belt six straight times from 2013 to 2015.Rousey, the breakout star in the MMA who often won her fights in a matter of seconds, has been out of the sport for over a year after her stunning and brutal defeat to Holly Holm in November of 2015.
I cannot WAIT to see this fight. If you know anything about Ronda Rousey you know she is the ultimate competitor who hates to lose.
She used to say she wanted to retire undefeated with a perfect record, but that obviously can’t happen now. So she’s changed her tune as evidenced by her new Reebok #perfectnever campaign:
This fight is redemption for Rousey and a pathway back to a future rematch with Holm. I’m guessing 412 days out of the octagon and the spotlight has given her time to reflect and reenergize. I expect her to be more than ready to meet Nunes. For her part, Nunes has a message for Rousey:
I think Dana White sums it up pretty well:
“Ronda had a bad loss, obviously, lost her title – she’s still Ronda Rousey at the end of the day.” ~UFC President Dana White
That’s right. She’s the ultimate #badass. The build up to this fight will be enormous – and I think it will be the perfect way to (almost) ring in the new year. Ronda Rousey versus bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes: December 30th … find it on pay-per-view or your favorite local sports bar. #sharkscove