Rousey agreed to six, not eight, fight contract
On a day in which both UFC president Dana White and Ronda Rousey’s manager Darin Harvey are busily refuting a recent report about Ronda Rousey’s new contract, SI.com has learned of another misreported fact.
While White and Harvey are denying that Rousey has agreed to $75,000 per fight and a $75,000 win bonus in her contract, SI.com has learned from a source close to the negotiations that Rousey has signed on to fight six bouts instead of the initially reported eight.
Rousey’s team wanted the shorter deal, the source says, because her camp believes her celebrity — and thus, earning power —will skyrocket with each win. The greater her popularity, the more leverage Rousey will have to command more money. The shorter contract will allow her to renegotiate and cash in more quickly.