Report: UFC Champion Ronda Rousey Signs with WME



Ronda Rousey has signed a representation deal with William Morris Endeavor, according to a recent report from the Hollywood Reporter.

WME represents a host of popular athletes, actors, writers and musicians and owns offices in Beverly Hills, New York City, London, Nashville and Miami. The global talent agency is the result of a 2009 merger between the William Morris Agency and Endeavor Agency. Ari Emanuel, WME’s co-CEO, notably brokered the seven-year deal between the UFC and Fox in 2011.

The news comes on the heels of a report from Dave Meltzer stating that Rousey was offered a role in an upcoming “Hunger Games” sequel in the wake of her first UFC title defense against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, which took place Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Rousey, 26, has been perfect in her mixed martial arts career, finishing all seven of her opponents with first-round armbars. An Olympic bronze medalist in judo, Rousey captured Strikeforce’s bantamweight belt just under a year ago and defended the title once before she was christened UFC champion. For her Octagon debut, “Rowdy” was booked in the UFC 157 main event, where she escaped an early submission scare from Carmouche to stop the “Girl-Rilla” in the first women’s bout in promotional history.

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

Related News

  • 22 days ago
  • 24 views

According to Ad Week (via FOX Sports), UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is 'likely be the face of the UFC's first official outfitting deal,' so says Mike Mossholder, UFC's Senior Vice P read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 45 views

If and when the Ultimate Fighting Championship adopts a uniform policy for its athletes, bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey is likely to be at the forefront of such a deal. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 19 views

UFC President Dana White hasn't exactly been shy about his adoration for women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. In a transition period with future Hall of Fame champions like Anderson Silva and read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey continues to dominant her opponents, looking more unstoppable in each of her Octagon appearances. Her 16-second destruction of Alexis Davis was yet anot read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 347 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey was a featured guest for the recent SportsCenter special "In Focus With Hannah Storm," which goes beyond the nu read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 120 views

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is featured in a new short documentary series, “Nine for IX Short,” which debuts today on espnW.com.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 33 views

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be featured in a short documentary 'Nine for IX Shorts', which debuts on espnW.com. Watch the trailer here. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 334 views

ESPN filmmakers Nadine Mundo and Rena Mundo Croshere profiled UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in the latest installment of the network's Emmy-nominated "Nine for IX" series. The mini-d read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 21 views

The early reports of the UFC planning uniforms for it's fighters seem to have died down with little in the way of news or announcements, at least until now. If Ronda Rousey is thinking about stepping read news >>