Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison praises Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is set to return to the Octagon after more than a year out of action, following her brutal knockout loss to Holly Holm in November of last year.

Ahead of her return bout, Rousey has been on a media blackout and has been able to stay out of the spotlight. That has led to some questioning whether the former champion is ready to step back into the cage and has created some doubt about where her mindset is.

However, two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, who is a former teammate and roommate of Rousey’s from their judo days, doesn’t seem to see any reason for concern.

“It’s been a while since we’ve been teammates and roommates so I don’t know how she’s changed as a fighter or her mentality, but I can tell you that in the old days if Ronda suffered a loss, she came back with a vengeance,” Harrison said, via FOX Sports. “I’m expecting that.

“I think that she’s going to come back. I think she wants to prove a point to everybody. No one does underdog better than Ronda Rousey. She likes that feeling. She likes having to prove something to people. It’s going to be insane. I think it’s going to be real good.”

If Harrison’s comments on Rousey prove to be true, we could be in for one of the best performances of her career.

One thing is for certain: we are going to be in for a show when Rousey steps into the cage against current women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

UFC 207 is set for Friday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Get your popcorn ready.

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