Ronda Rousey Eyeing December UFC Return Fight Against Amanda Nunes?


Ronda Rousey finally could be nearing a return to the octagon.

Rousey’s trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan, told ESPN that a fight with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been discussed for UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. No decision has been made, according to Tarverdyan, but this news syncs with UFC president Dana White saying earlier this week that there’s a “great chance” Rousey returns by the end of 2016.

“There have been talks about her coming back, but we haven’t made a final decision yet,” Tarverdyan told ESPN. “There’s a chance she fights to get her belt back this year, but nothing is set yet. If we do make a comeback this year, we will. If not we will make it next year. We want to thank all our fans for being patient.

“When she does come back, we promise the best Ronda Rousey that anyone has ever seen. ”

Rousey, who underwent minor knee surgery this summer, hasn’t fought since losing the UFC women’s bantamweight title and her 12-fight UFC undefeated streak against Holly Holm last November. But she’s been training for the past month in preparation for a comeback, according to Tarverdyan, and UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto and UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas are two potential options.

White already ruled out the possibility of Rousey competing at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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