Ronda Rousey may not be fighting at UFC 200 as originally planned, but the former bantamweight champion still plans on trying to avenge her loss to Holly Holm sometime before the year is over.
“Of course. That’s all I want,” Rousey recently told TMZ.
Last week, UFC President Dana White revealed that Rousey would not be competing at the promotion’s bicentennial event on July 9 because filming for the “Roadhouse” remake had been delayed.
“The filming of the movie got pushed back,” White said. “She could do both, but the question is, should she do both? She could do both, but why should she? The filming is in a time frame where she’d finish before 200, but it would be cutting it too close.”
The “Roadhouse” remake isn’t the only thing on Rousey’s busy itinerary. She is slated to host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and it was recently announced that she would star alongside Tina Fey in "Do Nothing Bitches,” a comedy playing off of the phrase Rousey trademarked last year. Additionally “Rowdy” is involved the Peter Berg-directed film “Mile 22” and a film adaptation of her biography “My Fight/Your Fight.”
Despite speculation that Rousey could be ditching the Octagon for Hollywood on a full-time basis, the Olympic judoka confirmed that she plans to fight in 2016. It’s simply a matter of when and where.
“It’s later sometime in the year,” she said. “They [the UFC] haven’t told me an exact date or location or anything else.
“It’s a decision we’re all gonna make together, but I’m kind of waiting for them to hear what options they’re gonna give me.”
Holm defeated Rousey via knockout 59 seconds into the second round of their encounter at UFC 193 this past November. Holm will next defend the bantamweight crown against Miesha Tate at UFC 197 in March.