Dana White: Ronda Rousey Will Be A Rockstar | UFC NEWS
“I took Ronda Rousey to the Sons of Anarchy premiere the other day. And you know how Hollywood premieres are with (expletive) people lined up and down the streets. You got the red carpet. So we pull up and you got all the Sons guys, and all the celebrities that are there from FX TV shows. We got out of the car and the whole (expletive) place started screaming ‘Ronda, Ronda, Ronda,’ like (expletive) crazy. Like a (expletive) Kardashian got out of the car. I was like holy (expletive) (expletive) this girl is right there. She’s a (expletive) unique individual. She’s like a Diaz brother,” continued White, who said Rousey is actually in full-camp mode, training with the Diaz brothers, Nick and Nate, in Stockton despite the fact that she does not have a fight scheduled. She really is. Inside like a (expletive) dude trapped in this beautiful body. The reason I got interested in women’s MMA is because of her … everyone is like it’s cause she’s good-looking and ‘Dana blah-blah.’ Gina Carano is good-looking too. She’s very pretty. There’s (expletive) something different about Ronda Rousey.”
“Let’s say we took Ronda Rousey and you brought her in the UFC, you’d have to build an entire division. Then you have to have another place where women can train and work their way up. For the men you have all these other small shows happening all over the world. They can work their way up and get on The Ultimate Fighter. There’s so many different route for the guys to get there, where for the women’s (there’s not).
“There’s Invicta where they can fight and train. But that’s only one (expletive) show out there other than Strikeforce where women can work their way up. I just fear bringing Rhonda to the UFC just shuts down the path for other talent to get to Ronda. It’s tough, but I’m telling you right now I think she’s one of the pound-for-pound best in the world. She’s ripping apart all the best girls in the world. The thing about Rousey is these girls she’s fighting against are the best, they’re the best girls in the world. They know exactly what the (expletive) she’s going to do and they can’t stop her.”
“Her and Cyborg would be a big fight. Cyborg has some issues she needs to get over first.”
“I just hope it doesn’t turn out to be like a Lucia Rijker-type thing, wherever you have this unbelievable (expletive) girl,” White said. “But the difference is nobody knew Lucia Rijker her whole career, Ronda Rousey is four (expletive) fights in and the whole world already knows who she is. I think she is going to be a (expletive) rock star,” White said. “She’s got that thing. The women’s fighting thing … ‘Well this girl’s pretty good and they stood toe to toe and everything, Ok. I’ve been around some of those girls, they’re girls. But this girl is like a (expletive) killer man. And all she wants to do is get better, and better, and better; and learn more, and more, and more.”
UFC president Dana White, the man who has been against WMMA for years, expresses his feelings towards Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey to mmafighting.com.