– Former UFC female bantramweight champion Ronda Rousey has yet to decide when she will fight again. And UFC president Dana White recently stated that it will not be at UFC 205 this November. But when she does compete again, White sees record-breaking numbers in her future.
“I think that Ronda Rousey’s returnw ill be the biggest pay-per-view we’ve ever done,” White said during a recent appearance on “The Herd” on FOX Sports 1.
White was referencing the UFC 196 card that featured the first meeting between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor, which Diaz won via submission. While the promotion does not disclose pay-per-view buys, it has been reported that the event generated 1.5 million such purchases. McGregor won the rematch with Diaz this past Saturday night at UFC 202.
– Nate Diaz was not the only Diaz brother to get into a fight recently, as his younger brother Nick did too. According to a report by TMZ, Nick Diaz was jumped by four men inside a Las Vegas nightclub Wednesday morning.
The report states that Diaz was in a bathroom outside the Hyde nightclub when he “bumped” into another customer, who began talking back to Diaz. Three of his friends joined in and the incident spilled out onto the Bellagio casino floor. Charges are not expected to be filed in the incident.
Nick Diaz has been rumored for a potential fight with Conor McGregor if he is able to clear his legal issues with the Nevada Athletic Commission and obtain his fight license once more. He was suspended for a failed drug test and fined, but has yet to pay the fine.
– Bellator 160 takes place this evening and featured a main event between former UFC champion Benson Henderson and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The winner is slated to challenge Bellator titleholder Michael Chandler later this year.
Along with Henderson-Freire, Georgi Karakhanyan battles Bubba Jenkins, Saad Awad faces Derek Anderson and A.J. McKee takes on Cody Walker. The prelims also feature former NCAA four-time Div. II wrestling national champion JOey Davis, along with Lyoto Machida’s brother Chinzo Machida.
Damien Demento contributed to this article.
Have a news tip or correction? Send it to [email protected]