When is Ronda Rousey going to get back into the Octagon and take part in another UFC match? It’s been almost 10 months now since Rousey lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193, and while Holm has subsequently lost the belt she won from Rousey to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 (who then lost the belt to Amanda Nunes at UFC 200), Rousey has remained on the sidelines and has been really quiet in recent months. There’s been absolutely no word as to when she plans on making her UFC comeback or, frankly, whether or not she even plans on doing it.
There’s been some recent speculation about Rousey possibly returning to fighting at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 12. There are a lot of UFC fighters who are reportedly begging to get put on the UFC 205 card, so it would make all the sense in the world for Rousey to make her comeback during that specific event. But despite this, it doesn’t sound like it’s going to happen. UFC president Dana White made an appearance on the "UFC Unfiltered" podcast on Tuesday and revealed that, as of right now, Rousey won’t be fighting at UFC 205.
"She’s definitely not fighting in New York," White said. "I’m actually going to start building the New York card this week."
In the past, White has said that he expects Rousey to be back fighting sometime in 2016. But if UFC 205 isn’t in the cards for her, that means she would have to return at either UFC 206 in Toronto on Dec. 10 or UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Dec. 20. Otherwise, she would have to put her return on hold until 2017, which would mean that she will have to overcome even more rust as a result of her long layoff once she starts fighting again. It’ll be interesting to see how she ultimately decides to make her return.