Dana White Dismisses Speculation About Lesnar, Rousey Returning For UFC 300

Dana White has ruled out a return for Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey at UFC 300.

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. 

“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.”

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