Ronda Rousey will not be appearing at any media events ahead of her comeback fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.
The UFC released the schedule for fight week upcoming in Las Vegas but Rousey and women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes were both absent from any of the appearances ahead of the event on Friday night.
In fact, UFC 207 will not feature any open workouts or a press conference, which are standard fare for the biggest events for the promotion.
Instead, there will be a media day closed to the public on Wednesday where the other main card fighters competing at UFC 207 will appear including bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and his opponent Cody Garbrandt. Neither Rousey or Nunes are scheduled to appear at the media day on Wednesday.
The only time Rousey will be seen by the public ahead of the fight is at the official weigh-ins on Thursday.
Outside of two talk show appearances with Ellen DeGeneres and Conan O’Brien, Rousey has been largely absent from the spotlight since suffering a second round knockout loss to Holly Holm last November.
And her media blackout, which appears to be being allowed by the UFC, has not gone unnoticed by her upcoming opponent.
“This is MMA, people are going to talk good about you, people are going to talk bad about you. You have to be ready for it,” Nunes told FOX Sports.
“You guys (the media), you’re part of our lives, part of our careers. We have to talk and speak to the media because this is part of our job. She’s being so dramatic and weird about that. She knows this is normal.”
This will be the first time in recent history where neither main event fighter will participate in any pre-fight events outside of weigh-ins.
It appears Rousey will remain largely a ghost during fight week until she finally steps back into the Octagon as she attempts to win back the women’s bantamweight title that she defended six times before falling to Holm last year.