REPORT: Ronda Rousey Closer To Returning Than Initially Anticipated

Ronda Rousey (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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MMA reporter Ariel Helwani claimed that UFC superstar Ronda Rousey’s return might be closer than people realize.

There had been lingering reports questioning if Rousey would return soon or perhaps ever again. Helwani in a series of tweets said there is “increased optimism” about her return. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Photos Of Ronda Rousey On The Internet)

Rousey has not fought since her shocking loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, and news about a potential return for the biggest star in the sport has been kept under wraps. (SLIDESHOW: UFC Star Arianny Celeste Is Nearly Naked For All Her Fans In These Pictures)

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Dec 28, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Ronda Rousey (red gloves) and Miesha Tate (blue gloves) fight during their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports – via Reuters

UFC president Dana White had also made it clear that he absolutely didn’t know when Rousey would return.

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