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UFC 300: Dana White Shuts Down Comeback Hopes for Rousey, GSP, and Lesnar

UFC 300 is on the horizon, and fans are eagerly anticipating the historic event set for April 13. As the buzz around potential comebacks from legends like Ronda Rousey, Georges St-Pierre, or Brock Lesnar circulated, UFC CEO Dana White took a moment to set the record straight: the octagon won't see these iconic figures returning for this milestone event.

While UFC 300 promises to be a blockbuster card, White revealed that there were never any plans to lure former stars back into the fray. Speaking to Sportsnet in Canada, White dismissed the speculations, stating, 

“Ronda’s not coming back. GSP’s not coming back. Brock Lesnar’s like 45 years old or pushing 50. None of those calls were made.”

The allure of a historic event like UFC 300 naturally sparks the imagination, leading fans to envision dream matchups featuring past legends. However, the reality is that many of these iconic fighters have moved on from active competition.

Rousey, who last competed in 2016, shifted her focus to professional wrestling and recently wrapped up her tenure with WWE. St-Pierre, at 42, has made it clear that his fighting days are over, with his last bout taking place in 2017. Lesnar, approaching 47, is also not on the comeback trail.

Despite the absence of these legendary names, White assures fans that UFC 300 will exceed expectations. Already featuring a strawweight title clash between Zhang Weili and Yan Xiaonan, the event boasts seven former champions with more exciting matchups yet to be unveiled.

While the main event slot remains vacant, White's promise of a card like never before ensures that UFC 300 will be an unforgettable spectacle, showcasing the best the UFC has to offer in its historic 300th event. Stay tuned for more announcements as the anticipation builds for this groundbreaking night in MMA history.


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