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"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey (12-1) is no stranger when you think about the women's bantamweight division.

The former 135 pound Champion hasn't been seen at all inside the octagon since her loss against Holly "The Preachers Daughter" Holm (10-1) back in November at UFC 193.

Ever since this Ronda has stayed out of the spotlight if it had anything to do with fighting. Was it too much pressure? Was it the embarrassment of them all? Was it the fans turning her back on her?

Dana White has granted her as much time as she needs to make her return. Since she was never going to be ready in time to fight at UFC 200, he is hoping to put her on the card when UFC has its first event in New York.

Once Miesha "Cupcake" Tate (18-5) became the new women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey came out of the cuts saying that she wants a rematch with Miesha and if she doesn't win she will retire. Wouldn't she want to defend her loss against Holly Holm I wonder? I guess not.

Maybe she just wants a crack at being Champion again.. but is she ready?

Some fighters claim she won't come back when others do. Do certain fighters feel that she is running away from what might be a challenging fight like Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm rematch, but not Miesha Tate?

According to Tate she feels that if that is what the UFC wants then hopefully in time that is what they will get. Especially since she is set to fight Amanda Nuñes at UFC 200 this July. Right now her focus isn't on Rousey anymore. I don't even think Ronda's focus is fighting at the moment either.

With numerous tv appearances and movie sets, Rousey is enjoying Hollywood life. Her boyfriend Travis Browne, who happens to also be a UFC Fighter, seems to be more serious as the days go on. She isn't on UFC's top ten list for the best pound-for-pound fighters anymore.. she is now ranked #2 in the division right under Holly Holm. It seems like everything she has built for the sport is slowly starting to fade away.

I am hoping that Rousey does make a return soon. If not this year, then maybe the next. She has done so much to put women on the map in the UFC to get paid and be able to fight as the main job to support yourself. She has inspired many after Gina Carano retired and we hope she doesn't forget how to pick herself back up again and accept the loss for what it is.

However, at the same time, I am not going to hold my breath.

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