Former UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is back, seeking redemption

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Feb 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ronda Rousey (red gloves) reacts after defeating Cat Zingano (not pictured) during their women's bantamweight title bout at UFC 184 at Staples Center. Rousey won in 14 seconds of the first round. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

For over a year now, Ronda Rousey has not fought since her knockout loss against Holly Holm. The California-born fighter is now back and is seeking redemption in her upcoming fight against Amanda Nunes on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas during the UFC 207.

Before, Rousey was always vocal about her upcoming fights. This time, she stayed away from the limelight and focused more on her trainings. In an interview with ESPN, she made it clear that revenge and redemption is high on her agenda when she steps into the cage on Dec. 30.

"That loss saved me from becoming what I hate. One of those people who live their lives to impress everyone else. Who put up a front for the world to admire. Who make sure every charitable act is posted and shared for their own image gain. Who posture and pose for people they care nothing about except for the opinion they have of them," Rousey told ESPN. The fight between Rousey and Holm was held November last year during the UFC 193, in Australia, where Rousey lost her bantamweight title to Holm.

In her Instagram account, Rousey has already posted photos of how she is deeply in training for the said event. "I feel like fighters are born and I was born a fighter. You have to have the personality for it and you don't learn personality you just have it.”

Rouseys’s career started in March 2011. She was a former Olympic judo bronze medallist. During those days, she was still learning mixed martial arts even if there was no women’s division yet in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.