Ronda Rousey in the UFC: It's official

source: mmajunkie

Ronda Rousey ‏@RondaRousey
Okay I admit it...I'm officially a @UFC fighter :) SO excited! Can't wait to debut! Let @danawhite know who you want my 1st opponent to be!

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UFC President Dana White confirmed the UFC deal, which is the first for a female fighter, today while a guest on "The Jim Rome Show" ahead of Saturday's UFC 154 event.

"Yes, it's official," White said. "Ronda Rousey did sign with the UFC.

"... She has the whole package. ... This girl is nasty. She might be beautiful on the outside, but she's a Diaz brother on the inside. She's a real fighter and real talented. She has the credentials and the pedigree. And she has the 'it' factor. I think she's going to be a big superstar."

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whoabro site profile image  

11/17/12 6:28 PM by whoabro

Fair points but i suspect ronda would muscle cyborg around like she does everyone else-- elite level athletes like her have mat strength that a few cycles of winny just wont give you

thatsme site profile image  

11/17/12 5:46 PM by thatsme

What? Cyborg would destroy Rousey just like she has done everyone else. It is easier for Rousey to move up than for Cyborg to move down in weight, if that fight were to ever happen.

Fernando Alonso site profile image  

11/17/12 12:53 PM by Fernando Alonso

Welcome to the UFC Ronda

NoGiGoGoGaGa site profile image  

11/17/12 12:41 PM by NoGiGoGoGaGa

Mcmann would be a great choice but since their trying to build up Rousey , they wouldn't put her in with such a tough opponent. Either way, female fights are always entertaining and are the natural progression of any organization.

sgotwalks site profile image  

11/17/12 12:35 PM by sgotwalks

My man! I knew it was just a matter of time till one of the boxing boys came around to catch the reference.

Daverr site profile image  

11/17/12 9:39 AM by Daverr

its not the right time for women in the ufc, period.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/17/12 6:08 AM by MMALOGIC

Females will likely have shorter careers than men which is gonna be a problem. People are always bitching about how their favorites (randy, chuck, hughes, etc...) are gone... it's gonna be worse with the woman.

tbi0904 site profile image  

11/17/12 4:02 AM by tbi0904

Anne Wolfe is bigger than Cyborg, roids or no roids. Scary woman.

mestregruber site profile image  

11/17/12 3:48 AM by mestregruber

Megu is retiring. I confirmed it personally with Josh Barnett.