Amid all the excitement for the much anticipated Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes fight set to take place at UFC 207 Friday night, Rousey sure is continuing with the media blackout. During the weigh-in, Rousey climbed on the scale and glared into the distance while the crowd cheered. Moments later, she looked at UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who stared right back.
Rousey then left the stage at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday without uttering a word to Nunes or the thousands of fans gathered largely to support her at the weigh-in on the eve of UFC 207.
Rousey (12-1) was arguably the most dominant mixed martial arts fighter in the young sport's history until she lost her belt 13 months ago in a shocking knockout. After spending a year to get back on top, Rousey is now determined to earn her redemption Friday night proving once again that she is the best.
Her comeback fight against Nunes (13-4) is the main event in the UFC's traditional end-of-the-year show in its hometown.
"I'm not sure how it's going to be, but she could do a lot of things," Nunes said about the much anticipated fight with Rousey. "Nobody knows, but I know I'm going to be ready. We will see about her."
As for Rousey, she has largely refused to promote her fight, even declining to speak to the UFC's broadcast team after stepping on the scale.
The UFC reluctantly agreed to Rousey's media blackout, realising it could cost the promotion untold numbers of pay-per-view buys.
"It's definitely not ideal," UFC President Dana White said of Rousey's decision. "It's what she asked for."
Instead, Rousey expressed her thanks in an Instagram post moments after the weigh-in.
"Looking forward to proving you all right tomorrow," Rousey said. "It's going to be the happiest New Year ever."