It's no secret that in the world of UFC pay-per-views, Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor are Queen and King.
McGregor will now be taking time off until at least May 2017 due to the birth of his first child and Rousey will be competing for the first time in over a year this December at UFC 207.
UFC President Dana White says that the prospect of not having a couple of his biggest draws on the slate doesn't worry him at all.
“Every day I walk in this office is a new day for the sport. This is what we do, what we are,” White told the LA Times. “I’ve been doing this [stuff] for years, and I can tell you, 2017 will be dynamite. This is the … fight factory. We’ve done this for 16 years, with a lot of big stars who couldn’t fight or moved on – Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre. There’s not a day in this office I don’t get the question, ‘What are we going to do about this guy?’ Every day I turn around, I’ve got a reporter saying we’ve peaked. If I listened to any of that, we probably would be done. But I can tell you, we’re just getting started. Ari is a bright, fresh-eyed guy who’s just getting into this business, and he’s in love with it.”
Rousey returns at UFC 207, which takes place on Friday, December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey headlining.