Recently the promotion confirmed that Rousey will face Nunes at the December 30th event, which will go down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Since the fight will be the first time Rousey has fought since her brutal, KO loss to Holly Holm last November, more than a few folks have questioned how the star will perform.
Well, recently Dolce spoke with MMA Junkie.com about this very subject, and here is some of what the renowned coach had to say:
“She’s been fighting with nagging injuries for years,” Dolce said. “Those injuries have always been there, and it’s been a matter of managing those injuries for training camps – of which last year, she had three fights in nine months on three continents. That doesn’t leave a five-round fighter a lot of time to heal.
“She was able to take the last year or so to really heal up, take care of herself, and get her body back to the world-class form that we all, as a team, wanted to be at. That’s what puts us into this position now. Ronda’s ready to go.”
That’s good to hear, although, many would argue that there’s more questions about Rousey’s mental make-up, rather than physical. But, Dolce went on to cite Rousey’s success as a Judo competitor, and the fact she was able to rebound from losses in that sport, as evidence of her mental strength.
It’s a high stakes fight for both Nunes and Rousey. No question.