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11/16/12 2:09 PM
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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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11/16/12 2:12 PM
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I rike it.

Guess it will depend on how often they can find opponents but at least its a progressive expansion in more ways than one.

Also brings stuff back to vs in some ways.

Wonder if they are looking at Mega Megu as well. She's not as flashy as Honda but probably the female WMMA fighter to be on top the longest.
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top women. only coenen rondas weight...

Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Division) Record Points
1   Ronda Rousey   (135)
Listed Since: 3/04/2012
6-0-0
148
2   Jessica Penne   (105)
Listed Since: 4/29/2012
10-1-0
142
3   Jessica Aguilar   (115)
Listed Since: 5/20/2012
14-4-0
133
4   Ayaka Hamasaki   (115)
Listed Since: 12/18/2011
8-0-0
103
5   Marloes Coenen   (145+)
Listed Since: 4/29/2012
20-5-0
96
 
11/16/12 2:22 PM
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Honda by Harmbar

11/16/12 2:22 PM
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Sara McMann needs a few more fights...but is currently 6-0, is also an Olympic medalist (wrestling) and may one day have what it takes to give Rhonda a great fight.  She fights at 135 also.

 

11/16/12 2:35 PM
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I dont understand this move, Honda's skills are so far above all the rest of the woman in her weight class. Who is she going to fight? Cyborg can't/wont come down. Sarah Mcmann (which may be her only opponent with the skills to beat her) looked terrible against Shyna Baszler. Tate, Kauffman, Coenen will never get to be on Honda's level even if they "trane UFC" for the rest of there lives, they don't even have a puncher chance... I foresee Honda crushing cans in the near future; but hey, it will make money for Dana.
Im not against women's MMA as long as it's exciting and the opponents are within skill level.
11/16/12 2:37 PM
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Shitty move but at least this means SF is deal is over. Phone Post
11/16/12 2:40 PM
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11/16/12 2:47 PM
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Historic. Phone Post
11/16/12 2:53 PM
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TomLowe - now all she needs is for the UFC to sign her an opponent!

11/16/12 2:54 PM
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They'll give her a couple of fights to introduce her to casual UFC fans then Dana makes the Cyborg fight happen. It's the biggest women's fight possible... There's no way it doesn't happen. Phone Post
11/16/12 2:57 PM
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if she was a diaz bro inside, she would have no prob fighting cyborg,

so bad comparision
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If only Anne Wolfe could do a little sprwl training.

11/16/12 3:00 PM
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If Rousey continues to be as dominant as she is currently that is not a bad thing. The question of who is she going to fight is the same question that used to be said of Fedor, Anderson Silva, GSP, and others. That is not a bad problem to have and will bring in serious dollars.
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I personally don't think the Cyborg fight with Rhonda will even be close at this point.  Rhonda's striking is improving every time we see her...and her striking only needs to be good enough to get her in a clinch.  Once that happens, Cyborg will be taken down, and submitted.  We've all seen Cyborg on the ground with Gina and with Marloes-- neither of them have anywhere near the devistating ground game that Rhonda has. Yes, the Cyborg fight is the biggest women's fight that can happen, but I think Rhonda breezes through her, and after that, there will be Sara McMann.

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top women. only coenen rondas weight...

Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Division) Record Points
1   Ronda Rousey   (135)
Listed Since: 3/04/2012
6-0-0
148
2   Jessica Penne   (105)
Listed Since: 4/29/2012
10-1-0
142
3   Jessica Aguilar   (115)
Listed Since: 5/20/2012
14-4-0
133
4   Ayaka Hamasaki   (115)
Listed Since: 12/18/2011
8-0-0
103
5   Marloes Coenen   (145+)
Listed Since: 4/29/2012
20-5-0
96
 

Anyone see the Aguilar/Fujii fight?

Fujii's 25-2 is not enough to get her in the top 5? Could be a good sign of the growth or questionable ranking.
11/16/12 3:21 PM
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Anyone find it weird that Dana is holding his zipper while wearing the Ronda Rousey espn nude shirt?
11/16/12 3:22 PM
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The first time a fight gets cancelled because someone gets their period....jk I love rhonda. I hope she does well. Phone Post
11/16/12 4:27 PM
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I personally don't think the Cyborg fight with Rhonda will even be close at this point.  Rhonda's striking is improving every time we see her...and her striking only needs to be good enough to get her in a clinch.  Once that happens, Cyborg will be taken down, and submitted.  We've all seen Cyborg on the ground with Gina and with Marloes-- neither of them have anywhere near the devistating ground game that Rhonda has. Yes, the Cyborg fight is the biggest women's fight that can happen, but I think Rhonda breezes through her, and after that, there will be Sara McMann.


Ronda was mounted by Charmaine Tweet, a kickboxer with ZERO ground experience.

Against Marloes, Cyborg NEVER was down, but g'n'ping her from the top.

The only time Cyborg was mounted was against Gina, and that was over 3 years ago, because she tried to suplex her twice and failed.

Plus, there is NOTHING indicating that Ronda is close to Cyborg in terms of striking. And clinching against her might lead Ronda to being kneeled in the face. I assure you Ronda won't muscle her around as she's been doing with others.

That's why this is a great fight. No one knows how it will go.
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Alright, another one of those fights you can just ignore the TV and go take a piss, have a smoke, or do whatever it is you like to do when a boring fight is on.
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Ronda is nowhere near Cyborg in terms of striking, however the clinch could go either way, depending on who initiates it.

Interesting.
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56sav - Alright, another one of those fights you can just ignore the TV and go take a piss, have a smoke, or do whatever it is you like to do when a boring fight is on.
Err Ronda isn't boring. Her fights might be quick, but far from boring. Phone Post
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Daverr -
if she was a diaz bro inside, she would have no prob fighting cyborg,

so bad comparision
Right, just like how nick was so eager to move up in weight to fight Mayhem. Phone Post

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