White: UFC 170 'biggest women's fight ever'


UFC 170 was not the first time women have headlined a major MMA show, but according to UFC President Dana White, Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann was the biggest women's fight ever:

“If we did (just) 750 pay-per-view buys, it’s still the biggest women’s fight ever,” he said following this past Saturday’s event, which took place at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. “And this gate is still a quarter-million dollars bigger than her last (headlining) gate.”

“Did you see the building tonight? Will Smith flew in here. Him and his wife flew in and wanted to meet Ronda. Tell me in the history of combat sports, two women headlining a card that did what tonight does.”

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CindyO site profile image  

2/27/14 8:57 PM by CindyO

But its true- their fight had a feel about it that Ronda vs Sara didn't and everyone was talking about it. The only other female fight that would be as big to me is Ronda vs Cyborg- and Cyborg would win, IMO.   Cindy

jpm995 site profile image  

2/26/14 10:14 PM by jpm995

I thought the first fight with Tate was bigger as well as Cyborg/Canaro.

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2/26/14 6:40 PM by BernardHopkins

lol i read all of this quoted shit while looking at your profile pic it just made it funnier i imagined you really look like that and are serious og is non stop comedy

Wwzzjj92 site profile image  

2/26/14 5:19 PM by Wwzzjj92

Way bigger than the fight for the right to vote!

House Boru site profile image  

2/26/14 4:41 PM by House Boru

Cindy is never beyond surprising me. atta girl

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2/26/14 4:39 PM by Bellator Fan

Gina would be a superstar with the UFC behind her.Chael is unlikeable but he has personality and can sell a fight despite his less than stellar record. Ronda has no personality whatsoever.

House Boru site profile image  

2/26/14 4:39 PM by House Boru

i lol'd when he said that too. still Cyborg/ Gina or Rousey/ Tate

Steve4192 site profile image  

2/26/14 4:32 PM by Steve4192

At the end of the day, it is the fight BUSINESS, and success in business is measured in dollars and cents. From a business standpoint, every WMMA fight that headlines a UFC PPV is bigger than any WMMA fight that preceded it. Prior to the UFC picking up WMMA, no one ever paid $60 to buy a PPV headlined by female fighters.

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2/26/14 4:26 PM by Out To Lunch

Ronda was definitely more likeable before TUF. I agree she would murder Gina. Gina could get more people to wath IMO if she were in the UFC. Ronda in strikeforce would not be as big of a star. The UFC is the key.

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2/26/14 4:23 PM by slamming

Lol you're cute.