The press tour for Ronda Rousey’s long-awaited Octagon return at UFC207 is about to kick into high gear.
As former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey gears up for her comeback fight opposite current champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Dec. 30, her media obligations will reach an all-time high. Every news outlet wants a piece of Rousey before she enters the Octagon for the first time since losing to Holly Holm at UFC 193.
After recently making an appearance on “Ellen,” in which Rousey hinted at a possible retirement from professional mixed martial arts (MMA), the UFC superstar will now sit down with Conan O’Brien this coming Wednesday (Dec. 7) in preparation for UFC 207 (h/t Champions.co). O’Brien, who happens to be one of the UFC’s new celebrity stakeholders, has booked Rousey on his late-night series several times over the years. The late-night episode will air on TBS starting at 11:00 p.m. ET. Rousey last appeared on O’Brien’s show back in February of 2015 to promote her UFC 184 matchup with the previously undefeated Cat Zingano.
While Rousey recently stormed off stage during a surprise staredown with Nunes in New York City, the 29-year-old will have her own camera time this coming week to shed light on her current state of mind entering the most important fight of her career.
Although Rousey has tried to steer clear of the press since her devastating loss to Holly Holm at last year’s UFC 193, she’s slowly putting herself back in the spotlight leading up to the December 30th fight.
Last month, Rousey was a guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ show along with Hollywood A-lister Jake Gyllenhaal. The interview was the former champ’s first since announcing her comeback plans.
“I feel good,” Rousey told DeGeneres. “I finally feel like I’m in super ninja mode.”