Ronda Rousey - StrikeforceIf there’s one thing you can say about Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey it’s that beyond her undeniable skills inside the cage, she’s becoming quite the rock star outside of it.

The one time Olympic medalist has now hit the mainstream with appearances on shows like Conan O’Brien, and being featured as one of the most popular covers for this year’s ESPN the Body Issue.

At the recent Sons of Anarchy premiere for FX, Rousey blended in well with the celebrities in attendance, and the photographers just couldn’t enough as she walked the red carpet.

Her star power is beyond question but it is outshone only by her devastating ability to put opponents away when she straps on the gloves and steps inside the cage.

UFC President Dana White has made no bones about it over the past year or so – he is a huge fan of Ronda Rousey. White was actually with Rousey at the Sons of Anarchy premiere and he saw first hand just how much people are clamoring to get even a few seconds of time with the Strikeforce women’s champion.

When it comes to her in cage performances, Rousey is still a contracted Strikeforce fighter, and in the past White has stated that if women’s fighting ever comes to the Octagon, it would be Rousey’s name on the marquee.

Now he’s making an even stronger statement regarding Rousey’s future, if the time was ever right for her to make the move into the Octagon.

“I absolutely, positively would bring Ronda Rousey into the UFC,” White said when speaking to reporters following the UFC on Fuel 5 show in England.

The issue that White has always had with women’s fighting continues to be a thorn in his side which is his belief that there just isn’t enough talent to create full fledged divisions in the UFC for things to stay competitive.

But White has always kept the door open to ‘super fight’ situations, such as a potential mega-bout between Rousey and former Strikeforce champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos.

“There’s still some fun fights for Ronda and some of the other women too, but you’d have to do some one offs,” said White.

If the timing ever works out and White has his wish, Ronda Rousey will be in the UFC, and will make history as the first woman ever to compete inside the Octagon.

To hear the entire conversation with White from UFC on Fuel 5 check out the video courtesy of Fighter’s Only.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White: Bethe Correia 'absolutely' knew Ronda Rousey's father committed suicide before comments

  • 29 days ago
  • 135 views

Ronda Rousey is partly fueled at UFC 190 by comments Bethe Correia made about Rousey possibly killing herself if she loses. Rousey's father committed suicide when she was a child. Correia has apologi read news >>

Dana White: Correia 'absolutely' knew Rousey's father committed suicide

  • 29 days ago
  • 922 views

Dana White says Bethe Correia 'absolutely' knew about Ronda Rousey's father committing suicide before she made the suicide insult. Earlier in May, bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia may have read news >>

Dana White: UFC 190's Bethe Correia intentionally used suicide remarks to play 'head games' with Ronda Rousey

  • 29 days ago
  • 52 views

Remember when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight title contender Bethe Correia jiu-jitsued her foot in her mouth when she said she hopes Ronda Rousey doesn't commit suicide aft read news >>

Dana White: Rousey vs. Cyborg Does 2.5 Million Buys, but Cyborg Must Make Weight

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey posted yet another brutal, lopsided win at UFC 190. Unsurprisingly, the discussion both on social media and at the UFC 190 post-fight press conference ( read news >>

Ronda Rousey's 5 First-Round Wins in Title Fights Makes UFC History

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Fact: Ronda Rousey's five first-round wins in title fights are the most in UFC history. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, prese read news >>

Dana White: Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Justino would do 2.5 million PPV buys

  • 28 days ago
  • 14 views

Don't think that UFC president Dana White doesn't understand just how big a bout between Ronda Rousey and Cris "Cyborg" Justino can be. After Rousey, the UFC's mainstream superstar, added to her resu read news >>

Ronda Rousey slams 'steroid-pumped' Cris Cyborg, Dana White predicts fight will do 2.5 million PPV buys

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

As soon as Cris proves she can make the 135-pound weight limit, of course. After every one of Ronda Rousey's dominant wins, questions about a potential championship clash against Cris Cyborg begin to read news >>

Dana White Revised: Now Believes Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg Would Do 2.5 Million Buys

  • 27 days ago
  • 19 views

UFC president Dana White believes a fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris 'Cyborg' could do 2.5 millions buys, but 'Cyborg' has to drop a weight class to make it happen. read news >>

UFC 190 trending ahead of UFC 189 says Dana White

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

The UFC president says Ronda Rousey's latest fight is looking to outperform Conor McGregor's breakthrough a month ago. Dana White is never shy to let the world know when the UFC does well and he appe read news >>

Dana White thinks Ronda Rousey vs Cris Cyborg would break all MMA PPV records

  • 27 days ago
  • 312 views

The UFC president told Ariel Helwani that a fight card headlined by Rousey against the former Strikeforce women's champ would do more than 2.5 million buys. Dana White talked to MMAFighting.com's Ari read news >>