- a month ago
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A "super" fight between UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and women's MMA pioneer Gina Carano has felt like an awkward inevitability for a long while now.
"Awkward" because Carano hasn't fought since 2009, when she suffered a brutally lopsided knockout loss to Cris "Cyborg" Justino (at the time, Cris "Cyborg" Santos).
"Inevitable" because the UFC has been so desperate for star power, pay-per-view buys and opponents for Rousey.
Well, according to UFC President Dana White, who spoke t read news >>
Dana White isn’t shy when it comes to making bold claims, but perhaps the most curious of his recent claims is his assertion that Ronda Rousey is the biggest star the UFC has ever seen.
What exactly does it mean to be a star, though? It has something to do with renown, critical acclaim, transcendence, mass appeal and the ability to both earn and generate money. However, the truth is that superstardom, as a concept, isn’t particularly well defined.
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- a month ago
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As UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was being interviewed following her 16-second title defense to Alexis Davis Saturday at UFC 175, commentator Joe Rogan asked her if she'd be willing to serve as the headliner for UFC 176 on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. According to Rogan, he introduced the question after being prompted by a producer in the production vehicle, via his earpiece. The question and Rousey's subsequent response have been edited out of replays of the interview.
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- 2 months ago
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UFC president Dana White is convinced that women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would hurt boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in a street fight. read news >>
- 4 months ago
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UFC president Dana White and UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey discuss Gina Carano and if she should get an immediate title shot during a UFC lunch Wednesday in Los Angeles. read news >>
- 9 months ago
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UFC president Dana White says Ronda Rousey is what it took to get women fighting in the UFC. read news >>
- 11 months ago
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UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has voiced concerns about how the public will perceive her on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, but UFC president Dana White thinks she's being too critical of herself. read news >>
Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is officially UFC bound.
Following a week's worth of reports about a potential deal, UFC President Dana White today confirmed the signing.
White confirmed the UFC deal, which is the first for a female fighter, today while a guest on "The Jim Rome Show" ahead of Saturday's UFC 154 event.
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Ronda Rousey's impact and popularity has the UFC president ready to add a women's division to MMA's flagship brand. read news >>
Check out BloodyElbow.com's UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le Photo Gallery, which featured media scrums, stare downs, and a Q&A from Ronda Rousey and Dana White. read news >>
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 Georges St-Pierre beginning to phase out of the sport, Rousey has become one of the promotion's brightest stars. With Rousey having only failed to stop an opponent in the first round once in her 10-0 career (4-0 UFC), White has been criticized by some for failing to book her against more challenging read news >>