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Ronda Rousey Not Returning To The Octagon This 2016?

Ronda Rousey Not Returning To The Octagon This 2016?

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It’s been a while since Ronda Rousey was seen at a UFC match, and it looks like she won’t be returning anytime soon despite previous rumors.

During her appearance on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the former bantamweight champion will not be seen in action in the highly anticipated UFC 205 fight, which will happen in New York City on November 12.

She’s definitely not fighting in New York. I’m actually going to start building the New York card this week,” White said.

The last time the UFC star fought was in the UFC 193, which was in November last year; it was the match where she relinquished the bantamweight championship to Holly Holms after being brutally knocked out, which also happens to be her first UFC loss.

This New York fight is a historic event for the UFC since the state had banned an MMA fight in 1997, and even though this is a celebrated event, and may be the right time for her return, Rousey made a pass.

Despite her being M.I.A since the said event, White said that although nothing is planned yet, the discussion for Rousey’s return is on going and there is still a chance to see her back at the Octagon before this year ends.

There are still hope to see her fight at UFC 206 in Toronto on Dec. 10 or UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas.

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Lyoto Machida: Cyborg Can Beat Ronda Rousey (Video)

Lyoto Machida: Cyborg Can Beat Ronda Rousey (Video)

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UFC legend Lyoto Machida has spoken.

In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Machida talks about Cris “Cyborg” Justino being the “real deal.”

Not only that, he agrees that she can beat the best male fighter out there.

Hmm. We think he’s trying to be super supportive of his fellow Brazilian, but Cyborg does seem to be an interesting match for Rousey–and we all know Cyborg wants that to happen.

Watch his video interview below:


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Cris “Cyborg” Justino Calls Ronda Rousey “Weak” For Having Suicidal Thoughts

Cris “Cyborg” Justino Calls Ronda Rousey “Weak” For Having Suicidal Thoughts

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Ronda Rousey is still getting mixed reactions from her shocking revelation that she had suicidal thoughts after her sad UFC fight with Holly Holm.

We already heard that Holm thinks Rousey will be “stronger mentally” from it, and now it seems Cris “Cyborg” Justino has pretty much the same opinion… Only, she stated it in a rather insulting way.

In a recent interview, the Curitiba-native said fighting Rousey was “something that should happen.”

“At first I thought this fight would never happen because the UFC was protecting her, but the reality is, after Holly Holm beat her up, she ran away from the rematch, saying she wants to have kids and all that.”

“That confirmed to me what I already knew: she’s a coward with a weak mind that never learned after all these years… In her book, she talks about her being depressed after her Olympic loss, she continues as mature as a 5-year-old, she hasn’t learned the philosophy of the sport.”

Cyborg also told TMZ, “When you fight, you can lose, you can win. It’s a sport. You cannot think you want suicide because you lose one fight. Some people handle it better than others.”

Do you agree with Cyborg?

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Ronda Rousey Reveals History Of Suicide In Family

Ronda Rousey Reveals History Of Suicide In Family

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Ronda Rousey wasn’t playing with words when she admitted that she had suicidal thoughts after her shocking loss to Holly Holm. In fact, the (former) UFC champ says she knows the seriousness of suicide–because someone close to her had taken their life, too.

In an ambush interview with TMZ, Rousey says suicide is “something real people are going through” and that she doesn’t even consider it a weakness. She then shared that her own dad and paternal grandfather had committed suicide, although she didn’t say how long ago.

“It’s really heavily affected our family … anything I can do to make sure it affects as few people as possible, I’d be happy to do that,” she said.

Looks like Holm was right about Holly ending up being “stronger mentally” from this ordeal.

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Holly Holm On Ronda Rousey’s Suicidal Thoughts Post-Fight: “She’ll Be Stronger Mentally From It”

Holly Holm On Ronda Rousey’s Suicidal Thoughts Post-Fight: “She’ll Be Stronger Mentally From It”

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You may remember that before 2015 ended, UFC ultimate fighter Ronda Rousey shocked everyone when she was defeated by Holly Holms.

This year, we were even more shocked after hearing from Rousey herself how she actually reacted to her devastating loss. In an emotional interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the fighter said, “Honestly … I was sitting in the corner and was like, ‘What am I anymore if I’m not this?’ I was literally sitting there thinking about killing myself.”

Rousey’s father did also commit suicide when she was 8, making it an existential crisis. It was her devotion to her boyfriend, UFC fighter Travis Browne, that saved her.

“I looked up at him and I was just like, ‘I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive.'”

Now, 34-year-old Holly Holm is responding to the suicidal comments made by Rousey. She admitted, “There’s a lot of things around that. When I heard that she said that, for me it’s one of those things it’s like, ‘How do I respond to that?”

“I don’t want to say I’m sorry because I think on a competitive level for me, if somebody was to say they’re sorry after beating me, it’s like, ‘No, I’m a competitor.’ I’m not a charity case.” Holm added, “I don’t want to say that I’m glad that she felt that way and I don’t want to say, ‘Oh I’m so sorry.’ It’s something I think that you have to dig through on your own. In the long run, she’ll be stronger mentally from it.”

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Ronda Rousey: I’m Still “Really” F**king Sad” About Loss To Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey: I’m Still “Really” F**king Sad” About Loss To Holly Holm

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Ronda Rousey is still pretty bummed about her tragic loss to Holly Holm last November 15. In fact, in an ambush street interview with ESPN (via People), she’s “really f**king sad” because she’s still pretty messed up from the beating.

You may remember that she was sent to the hospital right after the fight for surgery for her busted lip. And as of today, her teeth are still unstable from all the punches and nudges that Holm gave her straight to the mouth.

Ronda added, “It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact.”

Not to worry. UFC’s Dana White says Ronda will return to the octagon as soon as she’s healed and will definitely try to avenge her loss by rematching with Holm.

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Conor McGregor Defends Ronda Rousey Against Donald Trump

Conor McGregor Defends Ronda Rousey Against Donald Trump

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Conor McGregor has some words for Donald Trump after the notorious businessman blasted Ronda Rousey following her disappointing loss to Holly Holm.

You may have seen Trump’s tweet then, when he wrote, “”Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten – not a nice person!”

We didn’t expect anything less, after Ronda herself blasted Trump when she endorsed Bernie Sanders for president earlier this month and told CNN last August, “I wouldn’t vote for [Trump]. I just really wouldn’t trust the guy with running my country, that’s all … I’m not really going to get into specifics of it, but, I mean, I don’t want a reality TV star to be running my country.”

Now featherweight title holder McGregor answered to a TMZ reporter at LAX on Monday, saying that Ronda will definitely make a comeback after a rematch with Holm.

Oh, he also said “I don’t give a f*ck about Donald Trump.” Uh-oh.

Watch his interview below:


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Ronda Rousey Knocked Out By Holly Holm In First Career Loss

Ronda Rousey Knocked Out By Holly Holm In First Career Loss

In the most shocking UFC news this week, Ronda Rousey seems to have met her true match in American Holly Holm, who knocked her out on Sunday’s match in Melbourne and took away her UFC bantamweight championship belt.

Their physical rivalry kicked off during the weigh-ins earlier this week, with them almost scrambling to fight after Holm held a fist against Rousey’s face during the photo op. And during their match at the Etihad Stadium, it came to a shocking end early in the second round when Holm used her infamous left kick knockout to wipe out the defending champion. It’s currently being described as the “greatest upset in UFC history.”

The “bummed out and depressed” Rousey suffered a split lip and was immediately transported to the hospital after the knock out—her first loss in her entire career. Holm, meanwhile, became the first ever fighter to claim both a world boxing and UFC title.

Holm says she welcomes the idea of a rematch. “I have been on the losing side of a fight and wanted to avenge my loss. So for a champion like Ronda, who has gone out of her way to do great things, absolutely, she deserves a rematch,” the 34-year-old champion says. “I don’t look at this fight and think I’ve made it. I think I’ve still got some things to do.”

Watch the knock out below:


What did you think of the thrilling Holm-Rousey fight?

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Floyd Mayweather: Ronda Rousey Makes Boxing “Look Bad” With Ring Magazine Cover

Floyd Mayweather: Ronda Rousey Makes Boxing “Look Bad” With Ring Magazine Cover

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With Ronda Rousey’s current fame status, she’s quickly gaining herself millions of fans… and critics. One of the latter just happens to include someone famous too, none other than the notorious Floyd Mayweather Jr. himself.

You may have seen the female UFC bantamweight champion on the newest cover of Ring magazine, which is really just one of the features that she’s done in the past few months. It hails her as the first ever MMA fighter to grace the cover of the “Bible of Boxing” for 93 years.

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Given the magazine’s focus on boxing, many boxing fans reacted negatively because of the fact that Rousey is not even a boxer (although she is facing boxer-turned-MMA fighter Holly Holm in her next fight). The recently retired pound-for-pound king also took notice—and he didn’t like it, either.

“Well, you know, congratulations, but you know the sport is starting to look bad when a female fighter from a whole other sport is on the cover of a boxing book,” Mayweather said in an interview with FightHype.

This is only the latest word clash between the two, after being at odds with each other since Mayweather suggested that she “didn’t know who he is” when asked about the UFC’s first and only women’s bantamweight champion.

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