This time last year, Ronda Rousey was at the top of the world. A month removed from knocking out Bethe Correia, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champ was one of the most obsessed-over stars in all of sports. We sure as hell couldn't stop writing about her. But now, 12 months later, she’s no where to be found. The last time we heard from Rousey, she was modeling jeans for Buffalo David Bitton.
But finally, it looks like she's getting back into the cage, at least if the latest rumor is to be believed. According to self-proclaimed “MMA insider" TalkMMA, Rousey’s return to the Octagon will happen at UFC 207 when she takes on Amanda Nunes, the woman holding the belt Rousey once owned.
This rumor hasn't been confirmed by anyone at the UFC and even if the MMA promotion is actively trying to line up the fight for UFC 207, it won't necessarily happen. Rousey's return to the cage has been shrouded in mystery since the moment Holly Holm nearly decapitated her.
Still, more and more signs are pointing toward Rousey reentering the Octagon, so it's not hard to believe this. It was only a few weeks ago that Fox Sports reported on her team "plotting her return to action." And getting back into the cage on December 30, with the world watching, makes a lot of sense, for both her and the UFC.
But if Rousey does return to the cage at UFC 207, she should be ready for a fight. Amanda Nunes is no joke.
Meanwhile, UFC boss Dana White is still musing about a superfight between Rousey and longtime rival Cris Cyborg. Whoever Rousey gets into the cage with, it's bound to rake in record-breaking numbers.