Ronda Rousey Next Fight: UFC Star Rips 'Rowdy' As New York City Return Is Rumored [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Aug 11, 2016 09:58 AM EDT
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Not everyone is anxiously awaiting Ronda Rousey's return to UFC.

"Rowdy" hasn't competed in the Octagon since she lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November. The defeat was Rousey's first in the UFC and caused her to lose her women's bantamweight championship.

After going through an emotional and physical battle, Rousey is reportedly set to return to the Octagon. Though she just underwent minor knee surgery, there have been rumors that the former undefeated star could make her highly-anticipated comeback at the first-ever UFC show in New York City.

UFC 205 will emanate from Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple on Nov. 12 and Rousey is rumored for the big event. If she were to fight there, it would be three days shy of the one-year anniversary of her last bout with Holm.

While many people are excited to see Rousey return, UFC star Julianna Pena recently ripped into her.

"No one cares about [her] and her fat arms anymore," Pena said, according to TMZ Sports, "She's like the emperor in no clothes. She's broken a little bit."

Pena added that she understands how Rousey is a draw from a business perspective, but she no longer believes that "Rowdy" is on top in the UFC. She also acknowledged rumors of Rousey's comeback, noting, ""I'll believe it when I see it."

After Holm defeated Rousey, she dropped the belt in her first defense against Miesha Tate. Tate then fell in her first defense of the title at UFC 200 to reigning champion Amanda Nunes. Pena said she wants a piece of Nunes.

"They can delay me," Pena said of the UFC giving her a title shot, "but they can't deny me."

Regardless of what Pena thinks, it appears Rousey is on the comeback trail which is good for her and the UFC.

After her loss to Holm, Rousey admitted she had suicidal thoughts, but was able to rally and get over it thanks to her boyfriend, fellow MMA star Travis Browne.

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