Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey hasn’t set foot in the UFC Octagon yet, but may already be the biggest crossover star mixed martial arts has ever seen.

“People can say whatever they want about(Rousey); she shouldn’t be headlining or whatever. I don’t give a (expletive) if you’re Royce Gracie, if you are Dan Henderson, or (Lyoto) Machida, Tito (Ortiz), Chuck (Liddell), go through the laundry list of guys who have been stars in this company.  Nobody in the history of this company will have more new media following them than Ronda Rousey will,” UFC president Dana White told

Rousey, an Olympic Judo Medalist, is undefeated in her mixed martial arts career.  She has finished every opponent in the first round by the same move, an armbar submission.

“Already the stories she’s done: Time Magazine, she’s one of the 30 for 30 Forbes athletes.  She’s in there with Lebron James, Real Sports on HBO.  The L.A. Times is following her for a month and doing a font page story on her,” said White.

“The list goes on and on and on of media that has never, ever covered this event, or have never given us the coverage they’re giving us for Ronda Rousey, in the history of the sport.  Not just the 13 years that we’ve been here, all the way back to the old days,” added the UFC president.

White officially announced at the UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz pre-fight press conference that Rousey is the first UFC women’s bantamweight champion, and presented her with the belt.

Rousey will defend her women’s bantamweight belt against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in the main event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Feb. 23.  She and Carmouche will make history as the first female fight inside the UFC Octagon.

Be sure to Like on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

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

Related News

Whether Conor McGregor Likes it or not, Ronda Rousey is the UFC’s Biggest Star

  • 23 days ago

As much of a braggadocio as he is about his star power, Conor McGregor is not the biggest star in the UFC. Ronda Rousey is. read news >>

Video: Beyonce uses UFC champ Ronda Rousey's 'Do-Nothing B-tch' clip during concert

  • 27 days ago

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey continues making inroads to the mainstream.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Tweet of the Day: Watch Beyonce use Ronda Rousey's DNB monologue in concert

  • 27 days ago

Watch Beyonce use Ronda Rousey's DNB speech in a concert as an intro to one of her popular singles. Ronda Rousey got another unexpected push with the mainstream audience, as the massively popular sin read news >>

UFC Continues Smart Handling of Paige VanZant's Career Arc

  • 27 days ago

The story of Ronda Rousey's rise to prominence, both in the "real" world and the sometimes absurd world of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has been one of swiftness. Rousey had a rocket attached read news >>

UFC 191 results: Biggest winners, losers from 'Johnson vs Dodson 2' last night

  • 27 days ago

Let's run down the list of "Who’s Hot" and "Who’s Not" from UFC 191: "Johnson vs. Dodson 2," which took place last night (Sat., September 5, 2015), nominating the biggest winners and losers from the read news >>

Beyonce uses Ronda Rousey's 'Do Nothing Bitch' audio during concert

  • 27 days ago

Ronda Rousey's star reached a new height this weekend and she didn't even have to fight. Beyonce used Rousey's "Do Nothing Bitch" audio during a concert Saturday in Toronto. Rousey's words appeared o read news >>

Beyonce Uses Ronda Rousey's DNB Quote for Made in America Festival Performance

  • 27 days ago

Ronda Rousey is a star. This we know. But it does not get any bigger in pop culture than Beyonce. During Beyonce’s set at the Budweiser Made In America festival on Saturday, the cultural icon played read news >>

Paige VanZant: I have a long way before I can compare myself to Ronda Rousey

  • 27 days ago

LAS VEGAS – UFC strawweight star Paige VanZant appears to be on the fast-track for a title shot even as her relative lack of experience shows to the promotion’s big-wigs.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 191: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson video highlights

  • 27 days ago

LAS VEGAS – Demetrious Johnson rematched his biggest rival, John Dodson, at UFC 191 and left no doubt as to who the better fighter was, winning a wide unanimous decision in the evening’s featured bou read news >>

Paige VanZant wants to follow the Ronda Rousey formula for success

  • 28 days ago

LOS ANGELES -- Paige VanZant has only met Ronda Rousey in passing. She has never sat down with the UFC's biggest star and had a conversation. But VanZant believes she can still pattern herself after read news >>