Dana White Isn’t Sure if Ronda Rousey Will be Ready to Fight at UFC’s NYC Debut
By FCF Staff
Ronda Rousey has said she’s very interested in fighting in New York, but UFC President Dana White isn’t sure the star will be ready for the promotion’s upcoming debut in the historic city.
Following Rousey’s KO loss to Holly Holm last November, the former bantamweight champ said she was eyeing this summer for her return. But, not long into 2016, it was revealed Rousey required more time off, and that her return would be pushed back until later this year.
Due to comments Rousey’s made about fighting in NYC, there’s been speculation that the UFC may look to book her for the promotion’s Madison Square Garden card on November 5th. Recently White appeared on The Michael Kay Show, however, and when asked if Rousey could fight at UFC 205, he stated (quote via FOX Sports.com):
“She has as much time off as she wants or needs. Obviously, I would love her to come back sooner than later so we’ll see how that plays out but it wouldn’t be a bad thing to roll into New York with Ronda but I just don’t know if she’s going to be ready.”
Rousey had won 12 straight fights before facing Holm at UFC 193. The latter has since lost the 135 title to Miesha Tate.