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Budhisten 10-24-2012 01:51 AM

Dana: "UFC Women's division absolutely going to happen"
 
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Ronda Rousey, the most dominant female fighter in MMA, could be its most historic, too.

UFC president Dana White tells SI.com he's working on a female division of the UFC, largely because of Rousey's influence.

"It's absolutely going to happen," White said Tuesday of the women's division.

The inclusion of women in the sport's highest ranks is an about-face for White, who had long rejected the idea of a women's division, deriding the quality of fighting and the depth of competition in the female ranks.

White attributes his reversal to Rousey, 25, who has beaten each of her nine opponents -- three amateur, six professional -- with a devastating armbar in the first round. Only one opponent, wrestling specialist Miesha Tate, endured longer than one minute in the cage with the Strikeforce bantamweight title holder and 2008 bronze medalist in judo.

White says no time frame is set for the new division. Rousey's transition to UFC, White says, "could happen tomorrow, it could happen a year from now."

Rousey's manager Darin Harvey says, "Nothing is immenient. She's a Strikeforce champion not a UFC fighter. We still have three fights left for Strikeforce."

Regardless of the time frame for the women's division, White says, "The point is I'm committed to this."
Source: Sports Illustrated

Jumanji 10-24-2012 02:06 AM

I wonder what Ronda had to do to get him to commit to that.

PheelGoodInc 10-24-2012 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Jumanji (Post 1640766)
I wonder what Ronda had to do to get him to commit to that.

:mistress01:

MMA-Sportsman 10-24-2012 02:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Jumanji (Post 1640766)
I wonder what Ronda had to do to get him to commit to that.

You wonder or you dream about it?:wink03:

El Bresko 10-24-2012 02:56 AM

Let's just say that Ronda got rowdy...

Hammerlock2.0 10-24-2012 06:02 AM

Don't get carried away, it's more likely she threatened to take off his arm. :thumb02:

Rauno 10-24-2012 06:11 AM

Imagine if Cyborg-Rousey was the 1st WMMA fight in the UFC and Cyborg ends up knocking her out cleanly and releases a manly roar for Dana and the crowd. :p After all it's rather obvious that Ronda is probably the sole reason for the move.

Soojooko 10-24-2012 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by MMA-Sportsman (Post 1640770)
You wonder or you dream about it?:wink03:

Dream? Sounds like a fecking nightmare.

LL 10-24-2012 09:09 AM

RIP Invicta.

Guy Incognito 10-24-2012 09:10 AM

Rhonda by armbar.


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