It remains to be seen when and who Ronda Rousey will fight next, but it sounds like a return bout in New York City could be possible…
If you missed it, on Thursday the UFC announced that is going to hold a November 12th card at the iconic Madison Square Garden in NYC. The confirmation came not long after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to sanction pro MMA in the jurisdiction.
Well, following the news, UFC.com spoke with Rousey, and here is some of what the former bantamweight champ had to say:
“I would love to have the opportunity to fight here because this is another time I feel like I earned the right to fight here because I fought for it,” she said. “It wasn’t just something that fell on my plate; I was part of the process and I think that’s what a lot of the New York fighters will be feeling when they finally get to fight in their hometown.
“It’s not that they’re just defending their turf, but they fought for their right and won the right to be able to defend their turf. Any fighter that fights here is going to feel that vibe, but the New Yorkers are going to feel it double. I’m a little bit envious, to be honest.”
Now, if you’ve been following Rousey, then you know she’s expected to return to the cage in November or December. So, yeah, the UFC might just be interested in having “Rowdy” fight at the upcoming card.
Rousey hasn’t fought since last November, when she was KO’d by Holly Holm. Initially, Rousey was expected to fight again this summer, but after her role in the “Roadhouse” remake got pushed back, she requested more time off.
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