Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will make her way back to the television talk shows this coming week. Rousey will appear as a guest on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on ABC, Wednesday, July 5.
Rousey will appear on the show to promote the return of “Battle of the Network Stars” where she serves as a coach. No word on if she will discuss her fighting future.
The ‘70s and ‘80s television pop-culture classic, Battle of the Network Stars (which premiered from ABC Sports in 1976 and continued for 13 years), will be revived when it returned to television last week on ABC. Battle of the Network Stars is a nostalgic throwback to the original series where TV celebrities blended athleticism with hilarious antics. The 10-episode summer event will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games.
Rousey has not competed in mixed martial arts since her December loss to current champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. She recently became engaged to UFC heavyweight fighter Travis Browne.