Dana White has confirmed whether Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey will return for UFC 300.
The milestone event is set to be held in April 2024 and speculation is rampant on what will be announced for the historic card, with fans hoping names like Conor McGregor, Sean O’Malley, and Khamzat Chimaev will be fighting.
With the recent merger of WWE and UFC, there are also those looking for Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar to attend the event or even step into the octagon.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Dana White threw cold water on those thoughts, explaining that while he understands why people ask about the WWE stars coming back to the world of MMA, it won’t be happening at UFC 300.
“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.”
White went on to talk about his relationship with the two stars, saying he regards The Beast Incarnate as a friend.
“I always had an incredible working relationship with Brock Lesnar. t’s funny to say this because he’s such a grouchy dude, but I consider Brock Lesnar a friend.”
When it comes to Rousey, White sees her as an inspiration.
“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.”
Ronda Rousey booked for indie wrestling show
While she won’t be returning to MMA in the near future, Ronda Rousey made a surprise return to pro wrestling at Lucha VaVOOM’s event in Los Angeles on October 26th. There, she teamed up with AEW star Marina Shafir to defeat Brian Kendrick and Taya Valkyrie in tag team action.
Rousey’s next match will see her debut in Pro Wrestling Revolver on November 16th, where she will again team up with Shafir.
H/T to Sports Illustrated for the above transcription.