Women in UFC a huge leap for women’s sports?

Monday, October 29, 2012

In short, they have been nothing but fair. They have given the women a fair shake, and that’s all that can be asked of them.

At some point soon — maybe it will take months, maybe a couple of years — White says he will pull the women to his octagon as his next drawing card. That means the opportunity to potentially make huge money for the few who can break through as headliners. Many have mused about what a Rousey-Cyborg fight would look like on pay-per-view, and with the proper buildup, there’s no doubt it would do a huge number, one that could potentially offer each participant a seven-figure payday.

That would be unprecedented in the world of combat sports, and would immediately put both among the highest-paid female athletes in the world.

As of right now, these are only possibilities and conjecture. There is no real timeframe for a move, as all of Zuffa’s female fighters are locked into the Strikeforce/Showtime deal. It’s also possible that White changes his mind. Or that Rousey fizzles out. Or that something unexpected happens that scuttles the plan to bring women to the UFC.

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