Found November 17, 2012 on
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 White.
Formally a champion in the Strikeforce women’s division, Rousey will be one of a group of women vying for a spot in UFC’s first female match.
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If there was ever a time for Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Pictured) to invoke a strict diet, there’s no better moment than the present. According to UFC president Dana White, his experiment with women’s mixed martial arts will strictly feature the bantamweight division – specifically Ronda Rousey. So, if the former Strikeforce featherweight champ hopes to become an Octagon...
Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new UFC welterweight top contender. According to company president Dana White, Johny Hendricks (Pictured) punched his #1 contender ticket when he punched Martin Kampmann into unconsciousness at UFC 154.
“He looked damn good [Saturday night],” White expressed at the post-fight press conference. “It was a replica of the Jon Fitch fight. He even...
Over the weekend, UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (Pictured) wanted to spotlight the subtle, yet significant, difference between turning down fights and refusing to compete on last-second’s notice, and that’s why the veteran declined a December 15th tango against Roy Nelson.
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Stephan Bonnar (Pictured) has officially retired from mixed martial arts, but it appears the Octagon icon may have committed post-career suicide by flunking his UFC 153 drug test.
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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...
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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...
Prior to Saturday’s welterweight title unification bout, it was believed a victorious Carlos Condit was the only thing standing between a super-fight with Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) and Anderson Silva.
Not only was Silva showcased in the final episode of “UFC 154 Primetime,” a three-part documentary the reigning middleweight champ had no business appearing in, but UFC president...
Although UFC president Dana White has claimed on numerous occasions that he has never spoken to middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) or welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre about a potential super-fight, it’s clear MMA’s head honcho has the scrap in his sights.
While appearing as a guest on Thursday morning’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, White revealed Silva traveling...
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