Manager disputes report Rousey is signed to the UFC

source: sportsillustrated.cnn.com
 

The manager for top female MMA star Ronda Rousey disputes a TMZ.com report claiming Rousey has officially joined the UFC.

"Right now, nothing has changed," says Darin Harvey of Fight Tribe, noting that Rousey is in Las Vegas to fly with the Thunderbirds, the Air Force demonstration squadron, and not to sign a UFC contract.

While the deal with the UFC isn't official, it seems inevitable.

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11/9/12 9:48 PM by MMAAdvertising

Exactly. Announcement likely comes at 154, if not before, but the UFC will break it not TMZ. That's what they are trying to accomplish .

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11/9/12 9:36 PM by RyannVonDooDoo

This.     "we didn't buy [insert name of mma org]" -Dana   week later "UFC BUYS [insert mma org]!"

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11/9/12 9:34 PM by MMALOGIC

zuffa already owns her contract (and every other sf fighters contract)... all it would take is SF's last show on showtime and a bout agreement and she'd fight in the UFC.  Since SF's last show will be in january all you now need is a date after january and an opponent and she'd be in the ufc. She doesnt need to sign a new contract to fight in the UFC unless zuffa wants more fights or any additional ancillary rights they dont already have. as far as any remaining obligations strikeforce has for showtime...  the deal called for 6 events (up to 8) making the january event the 6th which fulfills that term. The reason why the news is leaking now is likely because the UFC wants to make the most out of this PR situation instead of showtime creating the narrative. Showtime is essentially left holding it's dick in it's hand. 

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11/9/12 9:09 PM by MMAAdvertising

Nice post Kirik, that sounds to me like she's playing dumb / denying it too. 

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11/9/12 9:07 PM by Kirik

 From Kevin Iole: Clearly, the Strikeforce bantamweight champion was exhilarated by her ride with the Thunderbirds, though she wasn't so thrilled to talk about whether her next mixed martial arts fight will be in the UFC. RStill wearing her Air Force jump suit, Rousey did what she called her "I-don't-know-anything dance" when she was asked whether she was aware of reports that Strikeforce would fold early next year and that she'd be in the UFC. "Seriously?" she said when asked about the reports. "If anything were going to be released, do you think they'd do it through me on your iPhone in this hangar?"

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11/9/12 9:07 PM by Kirik

 From Kevin Iole: Clearly, the Strikeforce bantamweight champion was exhilarated by her ride with the Thunderbirds, though she wasn't so thrilled to talk about whether her next mixed martial arts fight will be in the UFC. Still wearing her Air Force jump suit, Rousey did what she called her "I-don't-know-anything dance" when she was asked whether she was aware of reports that Strikeforce would fold early next year and that she'd be in the UFC. "Seriously?" she said when asked about the reports. "If anything were going to be released, do you think they'd do it through me on your iPhone in this hangar?"

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11/9/12 8:56 PM by steve sandstrom

Technically she may have not signed but it is just a formality. Strikeforce is done and RR fights for the UFC.

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11/9/12 8:52 PM by MMAAdvertising

Thanks!

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11/9/12 8:20 PM by YellowWrkedByTapIn

+3 for your troubles, my good sir.

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11/9/12 8:18 PM by MMAAdvertising

Agreed. Brigham said he thinks they want to announce it in Montreal, would add to 154 if they do it, makes sense. 



 

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