UFC fans check this out! Ronda Rousey will not be returning in the ring anytime soon. UFC President Dana White revealed that the former women's bantamweight champion will not fight at the UFC 205 set on Nov. 12 in Madison Square Garden.
Rousey, who holds a 12-1 record, has been on hiatus since last November when she incurred her first loss. Holly Holm marred Rousey's perfect record when she defeated the former champ via head-kick knockout.
In an interview with "UFC Unfiltered", White repeatedly stated that Rousey will fight again but definitely not in the UFC card in New York.
"She's definitely not fighting in New York," White said. "I'm actually going to start building the New York card this week."
Although White has not confirmed any solid plan yet, FOX Sports revealed that according to sources, discussions are ongoing for Rousey's return in the ring and that there's still a chance to see her fight again before the year ends.
Meanwhile, Rousey has taken advantage of her break as she spends most of her time working out again after a minor knee surgery. It was also reported that she plans to continue her training through the remainder of August in order to determine when she can fight again.
The UFC destroyer will also take on a major role in the movie reboot of Patrick Swayze's "Road House." Variety reported that Rousey will play as the female version of Dalton, the movie's protagonist. The said project would mark the former champ's biggest acting gig to date after appearing in "Furious 7" and the "Entourage" earlier this year.
Despite the absence of Rhonda Rousey in the upcoming UFC 205 in November, fans can still expect a good fight as dozens of UFC-rostered athletes showed interests to take part on the said event. UFC 205 will be the company's first event in New York after a ban on professional mixed martial arts was lifted earlier this year.
No final word yet as to when Rhonda Rousey will return in the octagon. And since UFC 205 will definitely not have Rousey in it, fans still have two events to watch out for a more realistic comeback, UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto and UFC 207 on Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.