Ronda Rousey is the One Girl Dana White Could See Fighting in the UFC

August 17, 2012
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Ronda Rousey - StrikeforceUFC president Dana White has long said that the women’s side of mixed martial arts is still lagging too far behind to include women’s weight classes in the UFC Octagon.

He’s still of that same mind, although his stance has softened quite a bit with the emergence of Strikeforce women’s bantamweight Ronda Rousey.

There’s no question that Rousey has both the ability to dominate in the cage and the personality that translates such talent into star power outside of the cage. That’s something White is keenly aware of.

He has such a respect for Rousey’s talents and promotability that, if there were one female fighter that White could see fighting in the UFC Octagon at some point over the next 10 years, it would be Rousey… hands down.

Rousey face Sarah Kaufman at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman this coming weekend in San Diego.

Check out the video below from the media scrum after the UFC 150 post-fight press conference to hear what else White had to say about Strikeforce’s fastest rising superstar…

  • I’m sure overtime the womens division will grow with a lot of talent. Any women fight right now has a great chance to make some money and gain big exposure easily b/c the pools just not deep enough. I’m sure their out there though.

  • samflchr

    He just has a crush bald head nerd

  • EmmettThetruth

    If she’s the only one what’s she fighting for a secretary job

  • There is absolutely nothing special about her. She must’ve given Dana some good head cuz he’s all over that bitch’s bandwagon

    • allanm

      I sincerely hope you’re under 16 years old. Your comment was juvenile and halfway retarded.

      It’s unfortunate you weren’t aborted at birth.

      • smill0313

        Right, because your “aborted at birth” comment was so eluquent?

    • Ketsugo_John

      You sir are an idiot. She’s an Olympic medalist in Judo and has wicked skills.

  • WarriorScholar

    She runs her mouth too much and isn’t cute

  • I wanted to make a joke about how someone should tell Dana that women’s MMA puts two fighters in a cage, but let’s skip that and go straight to the video.


    Dana looks like someone just brought dynamite into Vegas and blew up every single blackjack table in the city. He looks like the reporters are showing him youtube videos of someone kicking the puppy he had when he was twelve. He looks like he just found out the Gracies control 75% of the UFC via an ancient contract loophole. What the hell is his problem?! Why does this topic pain him so?? It’s not even like he’s getting caught backtracking…he does that all the time with a smile on his face. Dana, it’s gonna be ok bro. Seriously.

    • BizzleZX10R

      Dude i clicked on the video EXPECTING to see Dana’s look on his face because of what you said. Truely disappointed..he didn’t look like he brought dynamite into Vegas. I hate you. : (

      • smill0313

        That was Ronda Rousey, he just confused her ugly ass for Dana White.

  • clemwilson

    Dana wants to plug Rousey himself.

  • Sara McMann: 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, Free-Style Wrestling. Undefeated at 6-0.