Conor McGregor Supports Ronda Rousey in 'UFC' Return, Tells Her To ‘Shut Them All Up'
The much awaited comeback of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is finally confirmed. She will be facing the current champion, Amanda "Lioness" Nunes on December 30, in Las Vegas, in UFC 207.
Forbes gives insight on the current situation and the possible outcome of the situation. After a heavy loss to Holmes, Rousey has went into hiding and hasn’t appeared in the octagon ever since. Whether embarrassed, depressed, or simply broken, she has spent the last year hiding away from privy eyes and preparing for the reunion with her lost title.
Now she’s pumped-up and fully prepared to take on any opponent standing between her and the belt.
But, is she capable of taking down the Brazilian “Lioness” Nunes? Rousey is pretty capable of destroying a grounded opponent, but Nunes has proven herself quite the combatant in the stand-up exchange of blows.
This means that Rousey should do anything in her power to bring down the opponent, without allowing a direct hit on vulnerable spots, which can lead to a K.O/T.K.O. Both fighters are experienced and capable in their position, so the answer to the question of “Who will wear the belt next?” comes to who will be able to trick their opponent onto familiar ground.
Yahoo Sports shares the psychological side of the struggle. Both these fighters want to gain the title, but as Nunes is a winner, Rousey comes from the position of an underdog. One more heavy loss, like the one in 2015, could lead to her total withdrawal from MMA and possibly complete absence from the public space, for until the scars heal.
McGregor shares his belief in the former champion, by stating: “I wish Ronda nothing but the best. It's good to see her back. Some people take defeat and losses a certain way. You see how some fighters take losses. I'm happy she is ready to go again and I wish her well.”
All that fans can do now is hope that their favorite champion is mentally and physically prepared, because on the evening of December 30, only one fighter will wear the belt.