It has been almost a year since Ronda Rousey last set foot inside the UFC Octagon. The last image of her inside the cage was being on the receiving end of a left kick to the jaw from Holly Holm.
Her loss to Holm was a devastating one for Rousey, to say the least. With her apparent thoughts of suicide after the fight, many of her fellow fighters such as Miesha Tate are skeptical about seeing the “Rowdy” of old, once she does make a comeback.
A return date for Rousey has yet to be finalized, but UFC president Dana White says there is a “big chance” of her coming back by the end of 2016 to face current champion Amanda Nunes. For UFC legend Don Frye, however, the world may have seen the last of Ronda Rousey last November at UFC 193.
“No, she’s not coming back. She’ll never fight again,” Frye said in a recent interview with Submission Radio. “She used to be able to draw fans, now she can’t. Everybody’s seen through her.”
White had already promised an immediate title shot for Rousey upon her return, in this case against Nunes. But for “The Predator”, a rematch against Holm would be the more logical option, before fighting for the belt.
“If she wants to come back, she should do her rematch against Holly Holm. And then if you beat Holly, then you can have a title match. But if you get your ass kicked like that, you don’t deserve a title match.”
Frye’s interview begins at the 57:47 mark of the video.
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