Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey may have had highly successful careers in the UFC, but neither will be competing at the much anticipated UFC 300 event.
UFC 300 is expected to take place in early 2024 and there has been speculation of both returning to the Octagon given the milestone.
While speaking with “Sports Illustrated”, UFC President Dana White ruled out either competing at the show. He said,
“I get why everybody asks. I love that everybody loves them like that, and with so much passion. I do, too. But they’re definitely not coming back for UFC 300. I’m focused on Madison Square Garden. But no, they’re not coming back.”
Lesnar competed at UFC 100 in 2009, where he would defeat Frank Mir. Lesnar’s return win at UFC 200 in 2016 was overruled after he tested positive for substances.
Rousey’s final fight was at UFC 207 in December 2016 and she would become the first woman inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in July 2018.
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Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey, two of the most iconic figures in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), will not be making a comeback at the highly anticipated UFC 300 event. UFC President Dana White recently confirmed that neither Lesnar nor Rousey will be participating in the milestone event, which is set to take place in early 2024.
Speculation had been rife about the possibility of both fighters returning to the Octagon for UFC 300, given their successful careers and the significance of the event. However, White put an end to these rumors, stating that his focus is currently on the upcoming Madison Square Garden event and that Lesnar and Rousey will not be making a comeback.
While Lesnar’s last appearance in the UFC was at UFC 200 in 2016, where he secured a victory over Mark Hunt, the win was later overturned after Lesnar tested positive for banned substances. Prior to that, Lesnar had made a name for himself in the UFC with his dominant performances, including a victory over Frank Mir at UFC 100 in 2009.
Rousey, on the other hand, had an illustrious career in the UFC as well. Her final fight took place at UFC 207 in December 2016, where she suffered a defeat against Amanda Nunes. Despite this loss, Rousey’s impact on women’s MMA cannot be overstated. She was the first woman to sign with the UFC and played a crucial role in popularizing women’s MMA. In recognition of her contributions, Rousey was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in July 2018.
Although fans may be disappointed by the news of Lesnar and Rousey’s absence from UFC 300, there is still plenty of excitement surrounding the event. As the UFC continues to evolve and produce new stars, fans can look forward to witnessing thrilling matchups and memorable moments in the Octagon.
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In conclusion, while Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey will not be making a comeback at UFC 300, their legacies in the UFC will forever be remembered. As the sport of MMA continues to grow, new stars will emerge, and fans can expect to witness incredible performances in future events.