UFC superstar Ronda Rousey has just been announced as a team captain for ABC’s reboot of Battle of the Network Stars.
We might not be treated to a return to Octagon action from WMMA superstar Ronda Rousey, but that doesn’t mean she’s disappeared from the public eye altogether. MMA Fighting reports that just weeks after her guest TV spot on NBC’s Blindspot, Rousey has been announced as a team captain on ABC’s revival of Battle of the Network Stars. Rousey’s opposing team will be captained by the recently retired Denver Bronco, DeMarcus Ware.
THE long wait for Ronda Rousey to return to the UFC may soon be over.
The former women’s bantamweight champion is currently in negotiations for her next fight in the Octagon with a potential matchup against Amanda Nunes as the likely opposition.
According to sources speaking to FOX Sports, Rousey has been offered a bout with Nunes as part of the UFC 207 card in Las Vegas on December 30 (December 31 AEST) but the fight is not set in stone yet.
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will return to TV in May with a guest role on an NBC show.
While Ronda Rousey’s fighting career is still very much up in the air, one of her other pursuits looks to be picking up again. Rousey made a name for herself in the acting world during her resounding success in the UFC, and she will continue on in that area with a guest starring role in NBC’s “Blindspot” in May.
Earlier this year, New York lifted a nineteen-year long ban on mixed martial arts in the state, which paved the way for Dana White to host UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in November.
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey released a statement to ESPN following another devastating knockout loss, this time to Amanda Nunes.
The main event of UFC 207 was about as lopsided as humanly possible, as Amanda Nunes successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title by knocking out Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds. It marked the 2nd KO loss in as many fights for Rousey, who had dominated the division for years, dating back to her days in Strikeforce. That all came to an end when Holly Holm finished her at UFC 193.
Ronda Rousey delivers a short message leading up to her upcoming fight at UFC 207 against Amanda Nunes.
Since her return fight against Amanda Nunes was made official in October, Ronda Rousey has purposely kept herself away from the MMA media. This included the mandated press obligations that are usually done during fight week.
Rousey says Amanda Nunes is forced to predict an early knockout because of her tendency to gas out in the second round.
Last month during UFC 205 fight week, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes boldly predicted a first-round knockout against the returning Ronda Rousey at UFC 207.
Nunes, who was crowned the new 135 lbs champ after submitting Miesha Tate in July, has finished ten of her thirteen wins in the first round, but three of her four losses came in the later rounds.
Anyone holding out hopes that Ronda Rousey might be building up for a return to the Octagon in the near future, may want to pump the brakes. Judo coach Justin Flores doesn’t see it happening.
Rory MacDonald sends a chilling message to Douglas Lima and the rest of the Bellator welterweight contenders.
He might be called 'The Red King', but Rory MacDonald is building a reputation as 'The Canadian Psycho'.
MacDonald, who made his Bellator debut earlier this year with a second round submission over the heavy hitting Paul Daley, joined the broadcast team for last night's Bellator 180 pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Rory MacDonald threw a bucket of cold water on Bellator’s welterweight title fight Saturday night, just seconds after it happened.
The top 170-pound fighter, who should be in line for a title fight next, slammed the performances of Douglas Lima and Lorenz Larkin at Bellator NYC at Madison Square Garden. Lima ended up winning a unanimous decision against the very tough UFC veteran. But MacDonald wanted to see more.
Four-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr. thinks a fight with Anderson Silva would be the perfect co-headliner for a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather card.
Jones (65-9, 47 KO) is still active, and actually won the vacant WBF cruiserweight title last weekend with an 8th-round TKO stoppage of journeyman Bobby Gunn. Gunn hadn’t fought in over three years before getting the call to fight RJJ though, so it’s not like Jones is still out there taking out top-level guys.
It doesn't look like Roy Nelson will be punished for his actions against referee John McCarthy last night in Brasilia. The heavyweight picked up a win over Antonio Silva on the main card of UFC Fight Night 95, but was upset about how the stoppage went down.
Royce Gracie dominated the early days of the UFC with his jiu-jitsu, scoring 10 submission victories in 13 months between UFC 1 and UFC 4, and fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Demian Maia is getting close to his record.
There’s a split in opinion among fellow fighters regarding the way Conor McGregor decided to fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 earlier this month.
“Super” Sage Northcutt will make his first Octagon appearance of 2017 this July.
After ending last year on a down note, UFC prospect Sage Northcutt is returning to lightweight for his first fight of 2017. The UFC confirmed on Wednesday that Northcutt will take on Peru’s Claudio Puelles at this summer’s UFC 214.
Mickey Gall was at the center of attention on Saturday night at UFC 203, following his quite expected win over CM Punk. Right after the fight, he called out fellow “Looking for a Fight” catch Sage Northcutt.
Sara McMann was in Las Vegas during International Fight Week and present during the UFC 200 ceremonial weigh-ins at T-Mobile Arena. The UFC women's bantamweight contender heard the crowd boo when, in a promo, UFC president Dana White called Miesha Tate "the baddest woman on the planet — except for Ronda Rousey."
The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing showdown is finally on. Pro athletes from around the combat world reacted to the news Wednesday evening.
Scott Coker hasn’t thought all that much about how he’d approach the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
From an MMA promoter’s perspective, the Bellator MMA president does question what the UFC will gain from letting McGregor enter the boxing world and face Mayweather on Mayweather’s turf. Most people in boxing feel like McGregor, a great UFC champion, does not stand much of a chance against the 49-0 Mayweather in boxing.
A former elite heavyweights is plotting a return to MMA. Just not with the UFC.
Shane Carwin confirmed his desire to make a comeback in a post Wednesday on The UG, adding that he is now a free agent. Carwin was under contract with the UFC, but wrote he and the promotion "decided mutually" that he would attempt to compete elsewhere.
Valentina Shevchenko released a statement on the cancellation of her UFC 213 title fight with champ Amanda Nunes on Saturday evening.
Just hours before UFC 213 started, Valentina Shevchenko’s biggest fight of her career came crashing down.
In only her fifth fight in the organization, she had an opportunity to become UFC women’s bantamweight champion in a rematch against titleholder Amanda Nunes in the main event of the annual International Fight Week pay-per-view event.
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