Ronda Rousey Will Be The First Female Fighter To Compete In The UFC

UFC President, Dana White has all but guaranteed female fighters will compete inside the octagon under the UFC banner, adding it’s just a matter of time. The first fighter to step foot inside the octagon will be none other than Strikeforce women’s champion, Ronda Rousey, who is expected to fight in January, though nothing has been announced. Two Strikeforce cards have been cancelled in a row, leading to speculation about the future of the company, though White declined to speak about it.

White, speaking via SI.com, Dana said:

“This isn’t breaking news, I’ve been saying for months that this was absolutely going to happen. I don’t know when it’s going to be, because [Rousey] is under contract. We don’t have the timing figured out yet. It could be a year, year-and-a-half, but I’m [in support of it]. It’s going to happen.”

“Look, I know a lot of people are going to say we’re doing this because she’s pretty, but [ex-Strikeforce star] Gina [Carano] was pretty, too. Ronda is a whole other story. She’s nasty. She’s a real fighter. She not only likes to win, she likes to finish. Think about this: Everyone she fights knows what is coming, that armbar of hers, and no one can stop it. They have a whole fucking training camp to prepare for that one move and nobody has been able to stop it yet.

“People who are nasty and technically sound and have that attitude, I love them, she’s an Olympic medalist and she’s got a great history, but she’s in the gym all the time. She’s a dude in a girl’s body. She loves to beat the shit out of people and she’s serious about getting better. She’s not saying, ‘I’m the champ and I’ve beaten everyone in the first round,’ and taking a victory tour. She’s up there in Stockton working with the Diaz brothers, trying to get better.”

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