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Morning Report: Lorenzo Fertitta says Ronda Rousey is 'champing' to fight and 'plotting her return'

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta doesn't sound too worried about Ronda Rousey.

The former women's bantamweight champion was viciously knocked out by Holly Holm Nov. 15 at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, but Fertitta still has high hopes for one of his biggest stars.

"I went out to see her in L.A.," Fertitta told Sporting News. "Had some real good conversations with her. She is, as you would expect, very disappointed. Distraught, to some extent. She's never lost. She never lost a fight in the Octagon. She never lost a fight in the street. She didn't know what it was like. Right? ... She is champing to be back in there. She made some commitments before the fight to make two movies. So she's going to do that. Then get back to training in the Octagon."

Rousey will star in Nick Cassavetes' remake of 'Road House' and appear alongside Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg's "Mile 22," both set to begin filming early in 2016.

"She has options," said Fertitta. "But let me tell you what. Ronda is the single most competitive person I've ever met in my life. If you don't think she isn't ready right now ... She's plotting her comeback. I don't think anything can stop her from coming back."

Fertitta admits he's still working out the details on booking Rousey in the rematch against Holm, but it's no secret that the promotion has earmarked the bout for July 9 at UFC 200 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"I think it will be the biggest fight in UFC history," said Fertitta. "We certainly believe that as a company. I think the world will be interested in a rematch because it was a huge upset. So many people thought Ronda was just completely invincible. To see her get beat like that was a shock. They want to see if she can come back."

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