Ronda Rousey’s failed year away reveals her uncertain future
UFC 205 was supposed to be Ronda Rousey’s grand return. It was supposed to be the moment she reclaimed her title. Not just the women’s bantamweight title, but her title as MMA’s one true mainstream star. Instead, the big night at Madison Square Garden will be remembered as the crowning glory in Conor McGregor’s takeover of the UFC. The Irishman is now the face, fists and mouth of the fight promotion and he’s come to embody the UFC because Rousey vacated the space in which McGregor found glory.