QUEBEC CITY – Dana White says Ronda Rousey is fighting Alexis Davis at UFC 175 because the champion demanded to get back in the octagon as soon as possible.

While it was believed that movie obligations would keep the reigning women’s bantamweight champion on the sidelines until late summer, White revealed that it was actually Rousey who called and demanded a fight on the July 5 fight card in Las Vegas.

“Ronda called me and said, ‘I want to fight,’” White told MMAjunkie. “She wants to stay busy, she wants to keep fighting. If you tell her she can’t fight she’ll tell you, ‘F–k you, I want to fight.’”

Rousey’s passion for competition reminds White of one of his all-time favorite fighters – Chuck Liddell. “The Iceman” was a fierce athlete willing to test his skills against anyone at any time, and White says the undefeated titleholder owns that same mindset.

“Ronda is my new Chuck Liddell,” White said. “Seriously. She’s my new Chuck Liddell. She will fight anybody, anywhere, anytime.”

When Rousey (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) asked to fight, White was willing to oblige and that’s how the fight with Davis (16-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) came together for Independence Day weekend. UFC 175 takes place at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center with a main card on pay-per-view.

Rousey arguably is the biggest star on the UFC roster, which means a frequent competition schedule can only be beneficial to the organization.

White is the type of promoter who likes athletes who are willing to step up and fight regardless of the circumstances. Liddell was that type of fighter, and now Rousey is proving to be, as well.

“She wants to fight, so she’ll fight back-to-back, she’ll fight on 24 hours’ notice – she’s the new Chuck Liddell.”

For the latest on UFC 175, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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