Buckle up, fight fans, because the rumor mill is churning once again! The recent buzz about Ronda Rousey making a triumphant return to the UFC octagon for its milestone UFC 300 event might have your heart racing, but hold onto your seats. Dana White, the big cheese over at the UFC, took it upon himself to douse the flames of excitement with a bucket of cold reality.
You see, our main man Dana doesn’t seem to be buying into the juicy story that the British tabloid The Daily Mail decided to serve up. They insisted that Ronda, the former queen of the UFC women’s bantamweight division, was plotting a grand return to the octagon for the UFC’s tricentennial fiesta. But wait, Dana isn’t having any of it.
In a recent chat at the Contender Series post-fight press gathering, Dana, with his usual flair for candid commentary, dropped a truth bomb on us. He called the whole notion of Ronda Rousey stepping back into the ring a “crock of s***.” Yep, he went there. And if you thought that was the cherry on top, well, there’s more.
Dana’s got the insider scoop, and he’s serving it up straight. Ronda’s not getting ready to exchange punches and kicks with anyone. Instead, she’s embracing a new challenge: motherhood. Dana declared, “Ronda’s having kids.” Yep, you heard it right. Remember, this is the same Ronda who played a pivotal role in shaping the women’s scene in the UFC. But, like all great stories, hers took a turn. After conquering the UFC, she set her sights on the world of scripted combat – the WWE. And boy, did she make waves there too. Dana didn’t shy away from giving credit where credit’s due.
“She went there and did everything that she did there and achieved. She’s made s***loads of money. She’s moved on with her life.” Well, if that’s not a round of applause-worthy career trajectory, then what is?
You might remember Ronda Rousey as the trailblazer who nabbed the title of the first-ever UFC women’s champion. She ruled the roost, defending her bantamweight throne not once, not twice, but a jaw-dropping six times from 2013 to 2015. But life, as it often does, threw her a curveball in the form of a thunderous knockout by Holly Holm at UFC 193. After that, Ronda’s time in the octagon was like a brief flash of lightning, with a 48-second knockout loss to Amanda Nunes in December 2016 marking the end of her MMA journey. Retirement knocked on her door, and she welcomed it with open arms, venturing into the dazzling world of professional wrestling.
As of late, Ronda’s been hopping back and forth between the ropes, entertaining us as a professional wrestler. But even that chapter seems to have come to a close. She bid farewell to the WWE after tangling with her pal and fellow MMA veteran Shayna Baszler at WWE’s SummerSlam event. It’s like Ronda’s been exploring all the different rooms in the mansion of combat sports, leaving her mark in each one.
So, while we won’t be treated to Ronda’s epic return at UFC 300, let’s not forget that the octagon has witnessed her incredible journey. UFC 300, set to rock the first half of 2024, promises to be a spectacle worthy of the history books, just like UFC 200 was. Brace yourselves, sports aficionados, for the next chapter in the UFC saga!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MMA-WWE Transition
Is Ronda Rousey making a UFC comeback for UFC 300?
No, Dana White has dismissed these rumors as baseless. Ronda is focusing on motherhood after her WWE stint.
What did Dana White say about Ronda’s potential return?
Dana labeled the speculation as a “crock of s***” and clarified Ronda’s new direction toward family and life after combat sports.
What are Ronda Rousey’s accomplishments in UFC?
Ronda was the inaugural UFC women’s champion, defending her bantamweight title six times before transitioning to WWE.
What was Ronda Rousey’s journey from UFC to WWE?
After her MMA career, Ronda entered WWE and made a significant impact. She recently bid farewell to WWE after SummerSlam.
When is UFC 300 taking place?
UFC 300 is expected in the first half of 2024, promising an eventful showcase similar to the memorable UFC 200.
More about MMA-WWE Transition
- Dana White’s response to Ronda Rousey’s comeback rumors – MMA Fighting
- Ronda Rousey’s UFC career highlights – UFC official site
- Ronda Rousey’s WWE journey – WWE official site
- UFC 300 event expectations – Sporting News