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Rousey undergoes knee surgery, out until at least December


Fans may have to wait until 2017 to see Ronda Rousey fight again.

The former women's bantamweight champion underwent minor knee surgery Wednesday, UFC president Dana White said in an appearance Thursday on ESPN's "SportsCenter."

Rousey has not fought since losing her title to Holly Holm last November and it appears that her comeback could be pushed back past the end of the year. The good news is that a title shot will be waiting for her.

"If she fights, I'm hoping she fights in December. If not, then she would probably fight at the New Year's show at the beginning of the year," said White, according to MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas.

White added, "If Miesha Tate's still the champion, she'll fight Miesha Tate. Whoever has the belt is who Ronda Rousey will fight."

White's suggested time frame would keep Rousey out of the running for a spot at the UFC's highly anticipated New York debut at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12.

Rousey undergoes knee surgery, out until at least December
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