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After days of speculation after TMZ reported that a deal had actually been closed, Ronda Rousey was announced as the first woman ever to sign with UFC on Friday. UFC president Dana White confirmed the move to Jim Rome.
TMZ originally reported the signing on Oct. 8, but Rousey and her representatives denied the deal in the week since. Before moving to mixed martial arts, Rousey won the bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Olympics.
According to ESPN, eight women will move from Strikeforce — which is scheduled to hold its last event in January after a buyout by UFC — which had two female weight classes. Rousey is expected to fight at 135 pounds.
Rousey tweeted about her move not long after White announced her signing. A first fight for Rousey hasn’t been scheduled yet, but White said he had “four or five good” fights lined up.
Okay I admit it…I’m officially a @ufc fighter SO excited! Can’t wait to debut! Let @danawhite know who you want my 1st opponent to be!
— Ronda Ro...
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On Friday afternoon, Ronda Rousey (Pictured) FINALLY revealed MMA’s worst kept secret. The “Rowdy” one has officially become the first female to join the UFC.
“Okay I admit it…I’m officially a @ufc fighter SO excited! Can’t wait to debut!” Rousey tweeted. “Let @danawhite know who you want my 1st opponent to be!”
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Now that “UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1AM ET/10PM PT.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (Pictured) and the card’s featured fighters, the other notable athletes who won’t require medical attention...
Mixed martial arts is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. It was only a matter of time before one of MMA’s best woman fighters joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship circuit.
Enter Ronda Rousey.
Rousey has informally announced that she has signed with the UFC brand, making her the first woman to do so. The signing was later confirmed by UFC president Dana...
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Check out the highlights of the UFC 154 post-fight press conference in the video below. UFC President Dana White, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Carlos Condit and Johny Hendricks reflect on the event and discuss what is next.
UFC 154 post-fight press conference highlight video is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News