Ronda Rousey has revealed that she wants to make her comeback at UFC 205 as it is set to be held at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Rousey has not stepped foot in the Octagon ever since she lost her UFC women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November last year.
Always one for the big occasion, Rousey has now set her sights on a return at UFC 205 on November 12, after UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed the event is likely to take place in New York following the legalization of mixed martial arts (MMA) in the city last month
“I want a tie to a historical place like this and I want to be remembered in a positive way,” she told UFC.com. “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.
“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.”
The only question that remains is who Rousey will fight. The 29-year-old was initially in line to face current bantamweight champion Miesha Tate after she defeated Holm via submission at UFC 196 last month, but Tate will now be defending her title against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 in July.
There is a possibility though that should Tate retain her title, she could face Rousey for the third time in November. However, Rousey could also face Holm in a rematch and be given the opportunity to avenge her loss to the 34-year-old in Melbourne last year.