It’s been a long road for women to finally get the chance to compete inside the UFC Octagon, and it will happen
in 2013 with the debut of champion Ronda Rousey.

For years, UFC President Dana White has been against a women’s division due to a lack of depth outside of a few key figures at the top of the sport, but now with Rousey’s emergence as a legitimate star, the promotion is willing to give it a shot.

So beginning next year, the 135lb division including Rousey will debut in the UFC.

Dana White talks to MMAWeekly.com about the new division, Cris Cyborg’s chances of fighting in the UFC, and how this new deal affects the existing relationship between the UFC and Invicta FC as well:

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White Video: Ronda Rousey is the Biggest Star in the UFC, Bigger than Conor McGregor

  • 28 days ago
  • 37 views

Despite losing to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November, UFC president Dana White says that "Ronda Rousey is still the biggst star in the UFC." read news >>

Cris Cyborg vs. Daria Ibragimova: Winner, Recap, Reaction from Invicta FC 15

  • 27 days ago
  • 24 views

Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino's scorched-earth campaign through Invicta FC's featherweight division continued at Invicta 15 with the champion defeating Daria Ibragimova in the main event via first-round read news >>

Dominick Cruz Doesn’t Know What’s Next, Doesn’t Think Injury is Serious

  • 26 days ago
  • 12 views

Having finally regained his bantamweight belt, Dominick Cruz doesn't know what's next and doesn't care. read news >>

Dana White’s UFC Boston Wrap-Up: We’ve Got to Find Out if Cruz is Healthy

  • 25 days ago
  • 86 views

UFC president Dana White recaps Sunday night's UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston and talks about the resiliency of Dominick Cruz. read news >>

The State of the UFC Men's Bantamweight Division

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

These bantamweight dynasties—they don’t last forever. Just ask T.J. Dillashaw. On Sunday, it was Dominick Cruz bringing Dillashaw’s reign to a crashing halt after 20 months on top of the men’s 135-po read news >>

Back at 155, Sanchez Faces Miller at UFC 197

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

After a one-fight experiment in the featherweight division, Diego Sanchez will move back to 155 pounds on Saturday, March 5 when he faces Jim Miller in a UFC FIGHT PASS featured bout on the UFC 197 c read news >>

Former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champ Marcin Tybura signs deal with UFC

  • 23 days ago
  • 18 views

The UFC has a new addition to its heavyweight division in the form of an ex-M-1 Challenge champion. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

VIDEO: Is There Tension Between Dana White and Conor McGregor?

  • 22 days ago
  • 257 views

Is there any truth to the speculation that there is friction between Dana White and Conor McGregor? read news >>

The State of the UFC Featherweight Division

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

The UFC featherweight division is a tale of two realities. On one hand, it boasts the most marketable champion in mixed martial arts, Conor McGregor. In short order, he has built himself into a cash- read news >>

Conor McGregor, Dana White and UFC 197's Biggest Question: 'Where's My Belt?'

  • 21 days ago
  • 25 views

There aren’t many awkward silences during Conor McGregor press conferences. The Irishman sees to that himself. When McGregor is at the dais, he appears to fill every inch of available space. He draws read news >>