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Brendan Schaub claims the UFC offered Ronda Rousey "more money than you can imagine to come back" but 'Rowdy' turned it down

Cole Shelton - August 29, 2023

Brendan Schaub says he was told on good authority that the UFC made a substantial offer to Ronda Rousey. After Rousey revealed she would be stepping away from the WWE, many wondered if that meant she would return to the UFC. The former bantamweight champion has always been linked to a return to the Octagon, but those rumors started to escalate more and more over the past few months.

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Dana White shuts down Ronda Rousey UFC return rumors: "No shot"

Josh Evanoff - August 24, 2023

Dana White has squashed rumors that Ronda Rousey would soon return to the UFC. ‘Rowdy’ is still one of the biggest stars to ever compete in MMA. Having been the promotion’s first female champion, she quickly notched wins over names such as Miesha Tate, Liz Carmouche, Cat Zingano, and more. However, back-to-back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes saw her quietly retire.

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Julianna Pena hopeful for Ronda Rousey UFC return: "Has an ass-whooping coming to her"

Josh Evanoff - July 19, 2023

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena is hoping Ronda Rousey returns to MMA. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has been out of the cage for over a year, since her rematch with Amanda Nunes. At UFC 277 last July, Julianna Pena was battered en route to a unanimous decision defeat. As a result, she lost her bantamweight title, just six months after she shook up the world against ‘The Lioness’.

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Cat Zingano reveals Ronda Rousey enlisted her help for MMA pension bill: "Mutual respect there"

Josh Evanoff - July 13, 2023

Cat Zingano has revealed that former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey wanted her help in California. Over the last few months, ‘Rowdy’ has quietly been an ally for Californian fighters. In February, the former women’s bantamweight champion made a push for an MMA pension bill to gain support. That month, the bill was introduced into the California legislature, quickly earning the support of the state athletic commission.

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Holly Holm doubts Ronda Rousey fights again but would "absolutely" rematch her if she does

Cole Shelton - July 12, 2023

Holly Holm is open to the idea of rematching Ronda Rousey. Recently, it was revealed Rousey has informed the WWE of her hard out as rumors began to swirl of her return to MMA and the UFC. As of right now, Rousey nor Dana White have confirmed or denied the rumors, but Holly Holm doubts the former champ actually fights again.

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Chelsea Chandler reveals talk of Ronda Rousey potentially returning to the UFC: "Money talks"

Josh Evanoff - July 12, 2023

UFC women’s featherweight contender Chelsea Chandler has heard Ronda Rousey is returning. ‘Rowdy’ is one of the biggest stars to ever step into the octagon. First finding success in Strikeforce, Ronda Rousey ultimately impressed Dana White to introduce women into the company in November 2012. That turned out to be one of the best decisions that the UFC president ever made.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk approves of Ronda Rousey fighting for the UFC bantamweight title in rumored return: “It’s her belt”

Susan Cox - July 11, 2023

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is approving of Ronda Rousey fighting for the UFC bantamweight title. The former strawweight queen, Joanna Jedrejczyk, is quite okay with Ronda Rousey returning to the Octagon for a bantamweight title fight.

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John McCarthy shuts down talk of a Ronda Rousey return to the UFC: “Walk away and be a farmer”

Harry Kettle - July 7, 2023

Former UFC referee John McCarthy has dismissed the idea of Ronda Rousey making a sensational return to the UFC. As many fans know, Ronda Rousey built quite a legacy for herself in mixed martial arts. She holds a 12-2 record, and served as the first major female star the UFC had seen. She became a global phenomenon and while she did lose her last two bouts to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, she also had a lot of great moments along the way.

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Jon Anik weighs in on the possibility of Ronda Rousey getting an immediate title shot in UFC return: "I didn't like that Henry Cejudo came back and cut the line"

Chris Taylor - June 23, 2023

UFC commentator Jon Anik is not a big fan of the idea of Ronda Rousey getting an immediate title shot should she return to the Octagon. Rousey (12-2 MMA) has not competed in MMA since suffering a devastating beatdown at the hands of Amanda Nunes in December of 2016. That setback to ‘The Lioness’ marked Ronda’s second straight defeat, as she was previously knocked out cold by Holly Holm in November of 2015.

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California bill supported by Ronda Rousey proposes pension for retired MMA fighters: "We should make sure they're taken care of when they retire"

Josh Evanoff - February 23, 2023

A proposal in the California legislature is looking to give back to retired MMA fighters. The topic of fighter pay and the treatment of athletes in combat sports has continued to gain traction. While Dana White and the UFC are actively attempting to squash the idea that their fighters are mistreated, many continue to call for change.

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Sean Strickland unleashes on Ronda Rousey for revealing suicidal thoughts after losing title: "She is everything that’s wrong with the f*cking world"

Josh Evanoff - October 10, 2022

UFC middleweight Sean Strickland has decided to air his grievances with Ronda Rousey. ‘Rowdy’ is one of the biggest stars to ever step into the octagon. Rousey, combined with other stars such as Miesha Tate, helped bring women’s MMA into the mainstream. The Judoka was also the UFC’s first female champion and had the title for nearly three years.

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Ronda Rousey calls UFC fans bandwagon jumpers: "The second you're not on top, you're dead to them"

Ryan Harkness - September 30, 2022

Ronda Rousey was undoubtedly the biggest star in the UFC between 2012 and 2015, but that hasn’t saved her from being largely dismissed by current fans several years after her dominant reign. In Ronda’s opinion, that highlights a key difference between MMA and WWE fans: MMA fans don’t respect their past legends like they should. In a recent Baddest Stream on the Planet video, Rousey shared her perspective on how MMA fans often drop a fighter the moment they’re no longer on top.

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Ronda Rousey opens up on decision to retire from MMA: "I didn't want it anymore"

Josh Evanoff - June 29, 2022

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has discussed her exit from the sport. ‘Rowdy’ is one of the biggest draws to ever compete in the UFC. From 2013 to 2015, Rousey had a stranglehold over the women’s bantamweight division. Names such as Miesha Tate, Cat Zingano, Liz Carmouche, and more all lost in devastating fashion.

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Gina Carano reacts to Ronda Rousey's comments about a potential fight: "It could happen"

Josh Evanoff - June 27, 2022

Gina Carano seems open to a possible fight with former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. ‘Rowdy’ has been out of action since her December 2016 knockout loss to Amanda Nunes. The star has instead pivoted from MMA to pro-wrestling and acting and had a lot of success. With that being said, she’s open to returning to the sport for one fight.

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Ronda Rousey names the one opponent who could lure her back to MMA

Susan Cox - June 13, 2022

Ronda Rousey has named the one opponent who could lure her back to MMA. Rousey, 35, retired from MMA in 2016 and was the first female fighter inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018.

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Edmen Shahbazyan details decision to part ways with Ronda Rousey and Edmond Tarverdyan: “A change was definitely needed and it was long overdue”

Harry Kettle - May 27, 2022

UFC middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan has spoken about his decision to part ways with Ronda Rousey and Edmond Tarverdyan. After storming to an 11-0 record to begin his mixed martial arts career, Shahbazyan hit a stumbling block when he fell to a TKO defeat at the hands of Derek Brunson. He proceeded to drop another two losses against Jack Hermansson and Nassourdine Imavov – leaving many to wonder whether the 24-year-old is really the ‘next big thing’ after all.

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Casey O’Neill defends Ronda Rousey following recent criticism from UFC champion Julianna Pena

Harry Kettle - April 5, 2022

UFC flyweight star Casey O’Neill has defended Ronda Rousey following recent criticism from Julianna Pena. There’s a strong argument to be made that without Ronda Rousey, women’s MMA simply would not be where it is today. “Rowdy” came into the UFC and set the place alight with some tremendous performances, firmly establishing herself as one of the biggest stars in the history of the sport.

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Julianna Pena takes aim at former UFC champion Ronda Rousey: “She's kind of a joke in the MMA world now”

Josh Evanoff - April 4, 2022

Julianna Pena has taken shots at former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The current UFC bantamweight champion is currently expected to rematch Amanda Nunes later this year. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ captured gold by upsetting ‘The Lioness’ at UFC 269 in December 2021.