Dana White: “Ronda Rousey is a (Expletive) Megastar” (Video)

July 13, 2014
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UFC president Dana White talks about pay-per-view numbers and champions as headliners following the UFC 175 post-fight press conference at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 5.

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  • Timothy Malone

    She’s a megastar and twice now she’s been co-main event to Weidman so what is he? A supermegastar?

    • Maddawgmar

      Come on man, you know damn good and well that the UFC usually puts the heavier weight above the lower weight champion fights. The only exception was Barao/Faber was above Aldo/Llamas.

      • Timothy Malone

        It’s hard to make direct comparisons because there are other fights too but the two times she headlined by herself the gate was 1.5 million and the two times she supported Weidman the gate was 6 million and 4.5 million. Her alone the PPV buy rate was 450k and 350k while with Weidman it was 1 million and the latest event the numbers aren’t in. But it looks to me like he (and the better quality opponents he fights) is pulling in a larger proportion of dollars than she is.

        Weidman hasn’t headlined a card as champion without her on it yet so we can’t see how he does alone. The card where he won the belt was likely due more to Silva’s popularity at the time and got 550k buys and 5 million gate.

        • Maddawgmar

          But both of Weidman’s Championship defenses had a second title fight like you said. Historically when two titles are on the line on the same card the buys and gates are larger. We will see how well she does as the division continues to grow…

  • Christina

    She’s still a woman and will get paid about 25% of what the men get paid for co-main eventing.

    • I AM THOUGHT CRIME

      Rightly so.

      • Christina

        Troll alert..

    • Maddawgmar

      Hell she is making more money than Barao was and Aldo is. Just wait til her next contract, she’ll be pulling bigger bucks than most Champions.

  • I AM THOUGHT CRIME

    Nobody outside of MMA knows who she is.

    • Christina

      Troll alert.

      • earlsimmons

        Not sure how that is a troll when its true bro. How would any1 know who she is outside mma fans?

        • Christina

          Oh I don’t know, maybe the same as anybody knows who any other sports figure is. Maybe reading Yahoo news banners on almost any given day or watching TV news or when a UFC event is advertised. It’s really not hard to see something about her. I’m not a fan of many sports and don’t follow them at all but I know who some of the players are. I’ll bet the same applies to you. He’s a troll by trying to incite others to respond angrily to his comments.

    • Maddawgmar

      And nobody knows who you are… Game, Set, Match, Ronda Rousey.

  • Boring

    If she’s such a megastar why does Dana white have to remind everybody would never pay for a card she was on could care if she wins or loses but don’t compare her to real fighters who have real skill and heart not just fighting a bunch of nobody’s

  • dandogood

    Then pay Rousey as a mega star you lying bald headed chiseling low life snake dana? $500,000 per fight. Rhonda is the UFC’s biggest star..

  • Dana White

    ….until i grow the balls to sign cyborg..

  • Dana’s a Pig

    Megastar? Most people think she’s a prick.

  • dandogood

    Rousey is paid then like a low level guy. $60,000 tell dana to go to hell and make movies.