Both fighters last fought within the UFC in 2016. Rousey walked away from the organization after losing two fights in a row to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, respectively. As for Lesnar, the fighter’s last win over Mark Hunt was overturned due to failed drug tests. Since then, Rousey and Lesnar have made appearances in WWE as their post-UFC careers have been made clear.
UFC 300 is expected to take place in April 2024, with some big names potentially on the card. Following Conor McGregor’s recent enrollment into USADA, the requirement for fighters to provide two negative samples over a six-month period could put the ‘Notorious’ in line for his comeback at UFC 300. However, when it came to a return for Lesnar or Rousey, White dismissed the possibility.
Dana White confirms Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey will NOT be fighting at UFC 300, in case anybody was hoping for that pic.twitter.com/sKKOrWrxGY
— MMANews (@mmanews_com) November 7, 2023
“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 always had an incredible working relationship with Brock Lesnar. It’s funny to say this because he’s such a grouchy dude, but I consider Brock Lesnar a friend.
“I absolutely love Ronda Rousey. She’s one of the greatest athletes I’ve ever worked with. She’s a pioneer, an inspirational figure for women, and an all-around badass for UFC.” I’m focused on Madison Square Garden [UFC 295]. But no, they’re not coming back.”
I'm not sure if I'd want to see them in the UFC again. Would they be competitive?
— AndyT (@AndyTech79) November 9, 2023
Wow! I can't wait to see this happen
— OBINNAYA💯 (@DReal_Obinna) November 9, 2023
Lesnar vs Jones
Mcgregor vs Nate 3
Rousey vs Holm 2
— ThatNuttyMmaFan (@ThatNuttyMmaFan) November 8, 2023