Dana White shuts down rumors of Ronda Rousey’s return to the UFC at UFC 300 next year. Find out more about Rousey’s achievements and future plans.
Amid speculation surrounding former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s potential return to the UFC, Dana White, the president of the promotion, has dismissed any possibility of her comeback at UFC 300 next year.
Rousey, who was the first undisputed bantamweight champion in UFC history, has been absent from professional mixed martial arts competition since her headline bout at UFC 207 in December 2016. In that fight, she suffered a shocking TKO loss in the first round against Amanda Nunes, a former two-weight champion.
The defeat against Nunes came after Rousey’s devastating second-round knockout loss to Holly Holm in an event held in Australia. This loss marked the end of Rousey’s perfect 12-0 professional record as a Judoka star. Since Nunes’ retirement in June, rumors have been circulating about Rousey’s potential return to the Octagon, possibly in the featherweight division.
However, Dana White has put an end to these rumors, stating that Rousey has no intention of making a comeback at the highly anticipated UFC 300 event. During a media session after UFC 292, White said, "There’s no shot. She accomplished everything she set out to do. Her dream was to win a UFC championship, then win a WWE championship, and she’s done it. Now, she’s starting a family. Ronda has made so much money, and she’s still making a lot of money in sponsorships." (Transcribed by Bloody Elbow)
Before her consecutive knockout losses, Rousey successfully defended her UFC bantamweight title against notable opponents such as Liz Carmouche, Miesha Tate, Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, Cat Zingano, and Bethe Correia.
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- Dana White dismisses rumors of Ronda Rousey’s return to the UFC at UFC 300 next year.
- Rousey has been absent from professional MMA since her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December 2016.
- White states that Rousey has achieved her goals of winning UFC and WWE championships and is now focusing on starting a family.
- Rousey previously defended her bantamweight title against several notable opponents.
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