White: UFC women's division is 'absolutely going to happen'

by Melissa Segura | source: sportsillustrated.cnn.com

Ronda Rousey, the most dominant female fighter in MMA, could be its most historic, too.

UFC president Dana White tells SI.com he's working on a female division of the UFC, largely because of Rousey's influence.

"It's absolutely going to happen," White said Tuesday of the women's division.

The inclusion of women in the sport's highest ranks is an about-face for White, who had long rejected the idea of a women's division, deriding the quality of fighting and the depth of competition in the female ranks.

White attributes his reversal to Rousey, 25, who has beaten each of her nine opponents -- three amateur, six professional -- with a devastating armbar in the first round. Only one opponent, wrestling specialist Miesha Tate, endured longer than one minute in the cage with the Strikeforce bantamweight title holder and 2008 bronze medalist in judo.

White says no time frame is set for the new division. Rousey's transition to UFC, White says, "could happen tomorrow, it could happen a year from now."

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NINJAe973 site profile image  

10/26/12 9:46 PM by NINJAe973

Dude.........come on......... that sounds like the most hilarious season yet

Orcus Knows MMA Better Than Goku site profile image  

10/25/12 7:35 PM by Orcus Knows MMA Better Than Goku

what about girls of color? they dont get a shot in the octagon?

HolyAvengerP5 site profile image  

10/25/12 7:29 PM by HolyAvengerP5

full grown men that don't have mommy issuesbut seriously, you sound like the same assholes who bitched about mma trying to get it bannedwho wants to watch a man beat the shit out of another guy and then beat him some more when he is on the ground. say no to bloodsportsjust because you don't like women doesn't mean everyone else doesn't

gillyoteen site profile image  

10/25/12 6:47 PM by gillyoteen

who does it appeal to? it appeals to most normal people. just look at this thread alone, tard lol at insecure crybabies

Glovegate site profile image  

10/25/12 1:35 PM by Glovegate

Women's sports just don't sell well enough. People don't watch the WNBA for free but they're going to pay to watch wmma?

Another Foob site profile image  

10/25/12 1:33 PM by Another Foob


Belcherz_Twister site profile image  

10/25/12 12:42 PM by Belcherz_Twister

I'd be shocked if anybody could survive Ronda. She will be champ no doubt soon.RR armbars in her sleep.

RyannVonDooDoo site profile image  

10/25/12 12:41 PM by RyannVonDooDoo

Lol @ cleaned out the divison

RyannVonDooDoo site profile image  

10/25/12 12:37 PM by RyannVonDooDoo

You'd be a moron for doing so. The 135 division in women's mma is stacked and has had better fights than majority of men's mma this year.The idiocy is very fuckin strong in this thread.

bhealthy site profile image  

10/25/12 10:22 AM by bhealthy

If Fudd really said that, then he needs to stop whining when peoiple compare his circus to WWE. UFC needs a JUICER division, before it starts worrying about a womens' division.


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