The fight future for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey will remain in limbo ... at least until the end of this week.
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan bent the mixed martial arts (MMA) universe when he teased a "huge announcement" regarding "Rowdy," with speculation swirling and rumors running that former Strikeforce star, Gina Carano, was on deck (details here.)
Company president Dana White addressed the situation (via "UFC Tonight" correspondent Ariel Helwani) this evening, revealing that there is no Rousey news to share and has no idea where the rumors of a Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano mega-fight originated.
Nonetheless, if nothing else, women's MMA has clearly emerged as a hot topic, especially with the recent news that Cris Cyborg is, in fact, going to attempt to make a cut down to 135 pounds and make a bid to compete inside the Octagon.
She even cut ties with her manager, Tito Ortiz, to illustrate her strong desire.
Rousey, meanwhile, is already in the midst of a very busy 2014. After taking care of fellow Olympian Sara McMann via knee to the liver at UFC 170 late last month, the 27-year-old is set to begin work on the upcoming silver screen debut of "Entourage," as well as a role in the adaptation of the popular novel entitled "The Athena Project" (details here.)
For what it's worth, Rousey and White have both stated that they expect her to fight at least three more times in 2014. And with names like Carano, "Cyborg," Cat Zingano and Holly Holm all in the mix, Rousey will have her work cut out for her against whoever steps up to the plate.
Until then, we'll just have to, impatiently, wait.