Mixed martial arts is coming to New York later this year. The United Fighting Championship has set its UFC 205 centerstage in Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Nov. 12.
On Thursday, Ronda Rousey accompanied UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and New York governor Andrew Cuomo for the legalization of MMA events in the Empire State.
There is no date for Rousey’s return, but she has been training through the winter, and this could be her 2016 comeback moment.
Governor Cuomo stated, “I’m very excited about the November match here at The Garden. I’m not a promoter, but boy, if Ronda Rousey fought here in November, that would be a hell of an event. I would call in to reserve my seat right now.”
Rousey spoke about the prospects of returning to the Octagon in New York:
“I want a tie to a historical place like this and I want to be remembered in a positive way. I would love to have the opportunity to fight here because this is another time I feel like I earned the right to fight here because I fought for it. It wasn’t just something that fell on my plate; I was part of the process and I think that’s what a lot of the New York fighters will be feeling when they finally get to fight in their hometown.”