Even in the midst of Conor McGregor's UFC 202 bid opposite Nate Diaz and two of the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) stars being thrown into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) doghouse, Ronda Rousey still commands a significant slice of the sport's spotlight. After all, the former UFC women's Bantamweight champion gained global notoriety since making her Octagon debut in 2013 with six title defenses and five first-round finishes.
However, after losing her illustrious title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 via second-round knockout, Rousey has taken an absence of leave from MMA. She has taken the proper time to finish her Hollywood obligations, fix her ailing knee and let the rest of the division battle it out like unpredictable whirlwinds. Luckily for fight fans, Rousey seems to be in fairly good shape as she nears her Octagon return, per this recent Twitter pic posted by @TalkMMA:
Latest picture of Ronda. Looks to be about 155-160 here. pic.twitter.com/n0NqK30Lf0— #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) August 13, 2016
This is quite the turnaround for Rousey considering she was rumored to be pregnant not too long ago. It also doesn't look like "Rowdy" has the "fat arms" that UFC title threat Julianna Pena believes she had. Instead, Rousey looks like she's actually in solid shape after taking nearly one year off from competition.
While Rousey's returning bout, presumably a title shot, has yet to be announced, it will be sure to break the Internet when it does.
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