There was talk, immediately after Holly Holm had nearly taken her head off at UFC 193, that Ronda Rousey would be back in the saddle and fighting Holm for the belt at UFC 200. But that was just talk, because the former bantamweight champ is going to chill for a while.
As per Yahoo! Sports:
UFC president Dana White told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday that Rousey has asked for more time off and that she won’t fight, as planned, at UFC 200 in July. Rousey is set to star in the remake of “Roadhouse,” and the start of filming has been pushed back, White said.
As a result, she asked him for more time off before returning to the Octagon for the first time since she lost her title and perfect record to Holly Holm on Nov. 14.
“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.”
It’s hard to deny that Rousey has earned a vacation. She certainly has. And besides, I’d say she needs time to train EFFECTIVELY for the threats Holm poses in the cage.
Lord knows those threats are real.