White: Rousey so mean she'd fight a guy to get into the UFC

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly

UFC president Dana White admits his stance on women’s MMA hadn’t changed much over the last few years until the arrival of Ronda Rousey in Strikeforce.

The way Rousey destroyed the competition and then launched a verbal attack on anyone standing in her way appealed to White, and he knew he had a legitimate star on his hands.

Rousey has since signed and eight-fight contract with the UFC.

“The reason we have women’s MMA now is because of her," said White on Thursday. "If you’re thinking it’s because she’s attractive, and this and that, and that’s all great, but you hear the way this girl talks? She is a Diaz brother inside."

“None of them have what this one has, she’s nasty, she’s mean. She would actually fight a guy if that was the case, if that was what it takes to get into the UFC, she’d do it.”

“One thing we all know, anything can happen in there. I don’t predict who is going to win and lose anymore."

“This could last for years; this could last a year."

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Ronda Rousey’s defends her women's Bantamweight World Championship at UFC 157 vs. Liz Carmouche on Feb. 23 in Anaheim.


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HolyAvengerP5 site profile image  

12/7/12 5:06 PM by HolyAvengerP5

in related news, brian carraway has changed his cell phone number and had his twitter account hacked

ufc98newb site profile image  

12/7/12 4:58 PM by ufc98newb

this shit is starting to annoy me. I shall stream ufc 157 in protest. unless I hear that hendo or machida are getting a cut of ppv.

Double12 site profile image  

12/7/12 4:49 PM by Double12

Anyone who really believes that a female has any sort of chance against a male professional fighter is suffering from an unhealthy and female dominated delusional upbringing. In fact, a non combat male professional athlete from any physically demanding sport would murder Rousey in the cage. The reality is that as important as technique is, it is not enough when the pure strength and testosterone fueled aggression differential is what it is between a man and a woman. There would be no armbars, no triangles, just bloody savage donky kong hammerfist murder.

buckshot44 site profile image  

12/7/12 4:25 PM by buckshot44

It's interesting, I'm curious to see how this whole womans division in the UFC unfolds. Personally, I still don't think there's a deep enough talent pool to keep it going. But I hope I'm proven wrong.

Goderson Silva site profile image  

12/7/12 4:08 PM by Goderson Silva

He would have a no time limit/NHB fight with prime Wanderlei to get inside Honda.

JOESONDO site profile image  

12/7/12 3:57 PM by JOESONDO

Dana would fight the UFC to get into Rousey?

Mix6APlix site profile image  

12/7/12 3:56 PM by Mix6APlix

That simply speaks to the talent gap between her and other female fighters. If the UFC wants to take a patient approach to WMMA, in a few years, that gap will close. I would bet money that they are talking to the chick who won gold in Judo this past olympics.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

12/7/12 3:46 PM by MMALOGIC

  yeah, it doesnt sound nor look good.  after years of developing female mma on showtime the best fight they can put on for it's debut in the UFC comes with a -1500 line on Ronda.. and look at all these drama queens like cyborg, mcmann and tate whining. We watch and are into MMA to get away from all the nagging.  

Mix6APlix site profile image  

12/7/12 3:45 PM by Mix6APlix

Brian Caraway?

Carmack site profile image  

12/7/12 3:41 PM by Carmack

Well she did fuck a guy to get WMMA into the UFC..