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Tuesday, 03/06/2012, 01:19 pm

Dana White | Ronda Rousey Is Going To Be A Huge Star

“I’ve been saying for a long time about the women’s division, there aren’t enough women to create a division. But every once in a while you’re going to have the fighters to create these one-off fights. That happened last Saturday night. Ronda Rousey is going to be a big star.”

UFC president Dana White told the media today that he believes his new female bantamweight champion is on the verge of superstardom.

The city of Columbus was “Rousey crazy” this past weekend, but will the rest of the world follow?

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29 Responses to “Dana White | Ronda Rousey Is Going To Be A Huge Star”

  1. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Well yeah, she’s polarizing because she talks so much shit about everyone but she has some made grappling skills. Could be a big draw like Brock Lesnar, he too was very polarizing.

    • TriforceSamurai says:

      i would not categorize her as a typical shit talker. She talks shit but only when provoked. she is a superstar on the rise and going to pave the way for women’s mma. I cant wait for her to get some tougher challengers. I want cyborg back. Not that i would root for her over rousey because I wouldn’t, but because she was hands down the top female striker and I would love to see Rousey step up and collect her arm also. Those two would be the best possible match of the female fighter’s available.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        Rousey is really good on the ground but her stand up would get torn apart by Cyborg or Carano. Dude, she didn’t need provoking to talk trash about GSP. That dude is a horrible trash talker and seems fake when he talks trash. In fact he’s been saying great things about Nick Diaz since he “retired.”

        • dom#1 says:

          1. she said gsp is a boring wrestler… 2. GSP doesn’t talk shit, dana white has even said that in multiple interviews… 3. Diaz didn’t retire, he said it out of emotion…he had an interview 2 weeks ago that says he’s still training and hes coming back…. Sooooo you’re dumb, find a new sport to know nothing about :-)

  2. ryan says:

    dana white fuk u! all u think about is $$$$$ u always said women have know place in the ufc and i bet u will have a womens fight in the ufc within the next 2 years u bitch ass money graber

    • K2 says:

      Well, I hate to say this but in his defense, he is a businessman. And in American business greed overrules everything else. It IS all about making $$$. But along the way he has given MANY MANY fighters the chance to do something they love for living and get paid while doing it. They have become MMA athletes and not a burgerflipper/teacher/construction worker/etc, etc who does MMA on the side. Perhaps at 1st they are, but now they have someplace to go if they’re good enough/marketable.

    • watchafightbeforecommenting says:

      @ryan -Are you an MMA fan? If so, shut the fuck up! Dana is one of the biggest reasons for the success of the UFC and all MMA. You say fuck you Dana for making his business and sport profitable so we can watch 2 or more UFC events a month opposed to a few a year like it was when he first came into the UFC? I say Fuck you and your dumb ass cock sucking Dana-hating butt buddies!! Dana is smart as hell and so are the Fertittas and without them we would be in a piece of shit MMA world with dog shit fights and no fighters making money due to lack of marketing. Go back to work at burger king and leave real MMA fans alone with your whining about Dana, when in fact, if you saw Dana in person you would most likely drop to your knees and put his dick in your mouth while telling him how wonderful he is and how big of a fan you are…

  3. 808 says:

    Give Kyra Gracie a couple of years to work on her striking and then we’ll have ourselves a fight.

  4. Ruben says:

    I love how Dana is now pumping womens mma after years of trashing it

  5. blah blah says:

    As a fighter She is fun to watch. I feel bad for anyone who dates her and has to listen to her talk about herself and how her poo doesnt stink

  6. GRT 3000 says:

    Does Dana mean a big star like Carrano? so like in the movies n shit, and not WMMA. Gena gained some notoriety in the sport and we haven’t seen her since.

  7. Dave says:

    I liked the fight but I have to say after listening to her pre fight videos, she’s really full of herself about her looks and also kind of a man-hater. Over and over she makes derogatory comments about men only watching female fighters to ogle them. She could always wear some frickin pants and a tshirt to the fight if she’s that upset about being looked at. I think she might have a screw loose but I’d still pay to see her fight. She reminds me of Nick Diaz, if the idiot wasn’t popping off and showing his lack of intelligence and just fought I might actually respect the guy.

  8. x says:

    just a blonde with abs.

  9. Ruben says:

    I dont want to see her get marketed the way gina carano did, the promos of them in dresses are stupid, they are fighters not models. Looks dont matter with guys, why should they matter with girls. And to any queer faggots who dont agree with me, go watch some porn, its free and the girls are 100 times hotter. Lets keep this model thing out of wmma

    • Steve says:

      Ruben, you’re an idiot if you actually believe that looks don’t matter. It’s like any sport… more fans (both men and women) enjoy watching an attractive athlete over a not-as-attractive athlete. Now there are a variety of tastes that people have that factor into this, but seriously, the tate-rousey match was more popular because this was a battle between two very talented and attractive women. Rousey is a genious for promoting the fight the way she did, and leaped over Kaufman to get the title shot… Because she is more marketable. If you have to question this, think about who you are a fan of in the fight scene… I can bet that you are no exception to this rule.

  10. Sam says:

    Ok I think Rhonda is annoying Dana you need to get her some speech lessons so she don’t make any more of a fool out of herself she is a good fighter and is good looking as well but damn when she opens her mouth all I can think about is somebody put something in her mouth so it dont ruin my thoughts how about giving tamikka Brent’s number 1 ammy 155er in the world a shot I’d pay to c that fight come on let’s make it happen

  11. Chris says:

    all you people who relentlessly knock her striking are definitely just upset that you know she could kick your ass. Cyborg doesn’t even have the best technique she’s just a juiced out dude that throws bombs on females. Carano is so overrated and Rousey would have an easy time with both of them. Honestly Sarah Kaufmann is way better then those two.

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