LAS VEGAS – Ronda Rousey‘s impact on women’s MMA is evident. After all, the UFC wouldn’t employ female fighters if it weren’t for the “Rowdy” one. But UFC boss Dana White believes she’s transcending the boundaries of MMA.

“I think she’s important to women’s sport, period,” the UFC president said following Saturday’s UFC 175 pay-per-view event at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. “I think she’s such a big game-changer for women, period – women in general in life and everything.

“Ronda Rousey is a game-changer.”

Rousey (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) co-headlined Saturday’s fight card, and she needed just 16 seconds to thoroughly steamroll top contender Alexis Davis (16-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC). The highlight-reel finish, which saw Rousey fling her opponent to the mat and blast away with punches for the victory, marked the first time Davis had been finished in more than five years.

White said the brutal ending was just the latest example of Rousey’s greatness as an athlete.

“It was just so explosive and crazy and fast and just, you know, she’s unbelievable,” White said. “She’s a huge superstar, she’s one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, and she’s the most unique athlete that I’ve ever worked with in my whole life in every sense of the word.”

In the past 17 months, Rousey has picked up four UFC wins, defending her UFC title each time. All but one of her 10 career wins have come in the opening round, and she seems only to be getting better with each appearance.

White believes her skills are on par with any of her male counterparts on the UFC roster.

“When you look at the NBA, women play basketball, but everybody sh-ts on it like, ‘Ah, it’s women’s basketball; it’s terrible,’” White said. “This is a chick that could leave this building, walk down the Las Vegas Strip and wreck every guy on the Las Vegas Strip. There’s never been a women in the history of the world that could do that.

“Even back in the day when you had good boxers and everyone was all crazy about Lucia Rijker, you know Lucia Rijker was a women that had to go in there and trade with a man, trade punches with a man. Ronda Rousey might get past a couple of your punches, but once she grabs on to you – I don’t care how big you are, how strong you are – she’s going to drop you on your head.”

And if you don’t like it? Well – in the parlance of MMA fans – haters gonna hate, according to White.

“Ronda Rousey is a f-cking mega-star,” he said. “People can rip on her and say whatever they want, but the girl is a rockstar in every sense of the word.”

For complete coverage of UFC 175, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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

Related News

Dana White congratulates Ronda Rousey for making UFC 190 'No. 1 PPV of 2015'

  • 27 days ago
  • 183 views

The UFC president tweeted his women's champion for multiple accomplishments this year, including the best pay-per-view of 2015. One week ago at UFC 190, Ronda Rousey demolished another challenger in read news >>

Dana White calls Tito Ortiz's claims on Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Justino 'a total lie'

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

The news making the rounds Saturday claiming that Dana White offered Cyborg Justino a fight against UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was a surprise to many. Among those most surprised, read news >>

Dana White: Tito Ortiz is a liar, UFC never offered Cris Cyborg a fight vs Ronda Rousey in Dallas

  • 27 days ago
  • 22 views

Hold the phone. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White acted quickly to shoot down claims made by Tito Ortiz that an offer was made to Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino to fight UFC women read news >>

Dana White Blasts Tito Ortiz for “Lying” About UFC Offering Cris Cyborg a Fight with Ronda Rousey

  • 27 days ago
  • 158 views

UFC president Dana White blasted Tito Ortiz for "lying" about the UFC offering Cris Cyborg a fight with Ronda Rousey. Cyborg, however, came to Tito's defense. read news >>

Cyborg: 'I'm not lying' UFC offered me Ronda Rousey on Dec. 5

  • 26 days ago
  • 339 views

Despite Dana White's comments, Cris Cyborg continues to insist that the UFC offered her management a bout with Ronda Rousey on December 5th in Dallas. Uh oh, it's a he said/he said/she said moment in read news >>

Dana White sends congratulatory tweet to champion Ronda Rousey for UFC 190 PPV accolade

  • 26 days ago
  • 81 views

Is there anything that Rousey can't do? As it stands, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey has enjoyed a year filled with immense success inside and outs read news >>

Dana White: Rousey's Next Fight Las Vegas Bound, 'Cyborg' Never Offered Bout

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

In the never-ending saga that is Ronda Rousey vs. Cris “Cyborg” Justino, or Dana White vs. Tito Ortiz for that matter, the UFC President came forward today that Cyborg was never offered the fight for read news >>

Ronda Rousey No. 6 on Forbes’ highest paid women in sports

  • 23 days ago
  • 9 views

The UFC’s biggest star – per the promotion’s president, Dana White – has elbowed her way onto a list of highest-paid women in sports, but still lags behind others.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha Joins Rousey vs. Holm; Is Tate vs. Nunes Next?

  • 14 days ago
  • 6 views

Dana White says Joanna Jedrzejczyk will join Ronda Rousey in defending her title at UFC 195. Will a bout between Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes also land on the card? read news >>

Dana White: Holly Holm tabbed, because 'everyone's already seen' Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate

  • 14 days ago
  • 45 views

In the end, Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate 3 wasn't the kind of trilogy the UFC wanted. At least not right now. UFC president Dana White told the Los Angeles Times on Friday that Holly Holm was chosen read news >>