Dana White says Ronda Rousey won't fight at UFC 205

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Dana White says Ronda Rousey won't fight at UFC 205
Wednesday August 24th, 2016

UFC president Dana White says that former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will not fight at UFC 205.

UFC 205 is scheduled for Nov. 12 at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

"She's definitely not fighting in New York," White said on the "UFC Unfiltered" podcast. "I'm actually going to start building the New York card this week."

New York will hold its first mixed martial arts event since a 20-year ban was lifted, allowing legalized fights to take place in the state.

Rousey, 29, has not fought since losing her bantamweight crown in shocking fashion to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November. It was Rousey's first loss in her career and since then the title has changed hands twice.

Amanda Nunes is the current title holder after beating Miesha Tate at UFC 200.

White says there still is a chance that Rousey makes a return appearance in the Octagon before the year is done. UFC 206 will take place on Dec. 10 in Toronto and UFC 207 is set for Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

- Scooby Axson

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