Ronda Rousey is targeting a return to the octagon in December and will be better than ever according to her trainer.

The former UFC Women's Bantemweight champion had spent a grand total of two minutes and ten seconds inside the cage, until she was beaten and bloodied by Holly Holm last November.

Edmond Tarverdyan - who has worked with Rousey since she made her switch from judo to MMA - said the 29-year-old had been training for the last month following minor knee surgery, but did not give an exact date for a comeback.

'There have been talks about her coming back, but we haven't made a final decision yet,' he said to ESPN.


'There's a chance she fights to get her belt back this year, but nothing is set yet. If we do make a comeback this year, we will. If not we will make it next year. We want to thank all our fans for being patient.

'When she does come back, we promise the best Ronda Rousey that anyone has ever seen.'

With Dana White ruling her out of the November 12 card in New York, that leaves UFC 206 on December 10 in Toronto or UFC 207 on December 30 in Las Vegas as the remaining slots.