Earlier this week UFC President Dana White made an announcement on FS1: “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will compete again before the end of 2016. White also reiterated that her return bout will be for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.
Many fighters and fans alike are not happy about her immediate title shot, which has been of public knowledge almost from the moment she lost the belt as something White has said multiple times.
Current champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes doesn’t care.
“I think it’s wrong (to say she doesn’t deserve it) because she was always the most dominant athlete,” Nunes said. “I think she really deserves that. I know how I’m going beat Ronda Rousey. I’ve been training for Ronda Rousey since my first fight in the UFC.”
The explanation to date has been the abovementioned dominance. Rousey went undefeated her first amateur fight until her loss to Holly Holm by head kick at UFC 193 in November 2015. All of her wins were finishes Both titleholders before Nunes in Holm and Miesha Tate lost in their first defenses.
“This fight is going to change my life, my career,” Nunes said. “I hope she’s ready. I know she’s a very tough opponent, but I’m the best in the world.”
Prior to the loss and including her amateur career, Rousey’s total career fight time is just 27 minutes and 11 seconds over 15 fights. She has yet to talk to the media about her comeback. Hopefully, it’s because she’s in the gym. UFC 207 takes place on Friday, December 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.