With Ronda Rousey’s 14 second win over Cat Zingano this weekend at UFC 184, many are saying that Ronda Rousey has cleared out the women’s bantamweight division.
UFC President Dana White is even going as far as to compare Rousey to the one and only legendary prizefighter, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson.
He spoke at the post-fight press conference, responding to a question regarding whether or not Rousey should be compared to Mike Tyson, saying:
“There’s no doubt about it. She is – without a doubt – that female version of him. I told her. We just talked about this. It got to a point with the Tyson thing where…well, tonight. Let’s talk about tonight.”
“You guys have been around the fight game a long time. There’s very few situations where a fight goes 14 seconds and the crowd is cheering and going crazy, looking at each other with their mouths open.”
“Everybody knows how awesome Ronda is, but everybody was looking at everybody with their mouths open because she was fighting Cat Zingano. This was going to be a tough-ass fight.”
“Ronda is definitely there. That’s exactly what she reminds me of. The answer is yes.”
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