Despite rumors of Ronda Rousey's possible retirement, Dana White made it clear -- the former champ will be back in the Octagon.
Here's what the UFC president had to say, via MMA Weekly:
"I just saw her recently, talked to her recently and she's back in training," White said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast earlier this week. "This isn't the first time Ronda's ever lost. She's been an athlete her whole life, you know... Obviously Ronda is a very unique individual and has her own way of dealing with things. Apparently, this is the way she wants to deal with it. She'll be back, though. She'll be back."
Rousey was initially predicted to be back for UFC 200 in July, then rumors circulated that she could be back for the UFC's debut in Madison Square Garden in November and now her predicted return is sometime in early 2017.
Miesha Tate will defend the bantamweight crown against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200, and Rousey is expected to land a title fight whenever she announces her comeback.