Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/16/12
Watch out, boys. 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 Rousey (@RondaRousey) November 16, 2012 Photo via Twitter/Fighters Xchange PHOTO OF THE NIGHT What’s up with your hair there, Bud? QUOTE OF THE NIGHT “I feel like Clint needed to be dealt with, but that wasn’t the right way to go about it. Certainly not the right time. What I hate most was other guys were involved. I certainly look back on it and wish I had done some things different.” –Jeff Gordon, whose definition of “done some things different” apparently includes taking a fellow driver into the wall at nearly 200 miles per hour TWEET OF THE NIGHT Point taken. Take it from a Red Sox fan, Toronto. Big spending doesn’t always work out so well. @nesn — Bryan Kelly (@brkelly1017) November 16, 2012 VIDEO OF THE NIGHT If you are a fan of The Princess Bride, this will absolutely blow your mind.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Landon Donovan retires from soccer again, this time for good

No discipline for Crosby for slashing off Methot’s fingertip

Jim Harbaugh ditches signature cheap khakis

Report: Magic to skip Shaq statue unveiling to scout tourney game

Report: NFL scout says Adrian Peterson ‘a glorified fullback’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kristi Yamaguchi wasn't throwing shade at Nancy Kerrigan with tweet

Rodgers: Packers fans ‘should be really excited’ about season

Ball brothers’ H.S. coach details how hard LaVar Ball is to work with

Philip Rivers shares thoughts on Chargers possibly drafting QB

Molina rips Jones for saying Puerto Rico celebrated early

Bill Murray goes nuts celebrating Xavier’s upset

Breaking down college basketball's Naismith Award race

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Box Score 3/23: Team USA wins their first WBC title

The 'Duke schadenfreude season came early this year' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Breaking down college basketball's Naismith Award race

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker