Rousey & White Discuss The UFC’s Influx Of New Female Talent

August 21, 2014 1:27 pm by bjpenn.com staff Leave your thoughts
Ronda Rousey

“I’m so excited that Holly Holm got signed. She’s someone I’ve had my eye on for a while. She’s a really exciting fighter. You don’t see women that are world champion boxers knocking people out with headkicks very often. I think that she’s just not great for a title fight, she’s great for a whole division and giving the women some real legitimacy. I couldn’t be happier about her joining the company.”

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey discussed the UFC’s newest high-profile acquisition in Holly Holm, with fight fans in China.

UFC President Dana White chimed in shortly after,

“That’s what’s so unique about Ronda. Ronda is excited about new women that get signed. It’s not like there’s any jealousy or hatred or, ‘Oh, I’m not going to fight…’ She wants to fight everybody.”

Rousey also discussed her motives in wanting a fight with Gina Carano,

“This is the fight I’ve been looking forward to ever since I found out women’s MMA existed,” said Rousey. “You ever heard the saying, ‘Work until your idols become your rivals’? It would really be a dream come true to fight Gina. Not in a malicious sense. It’s the highest form of respect that I could show to her, is to come and fight her and give her every single thing that I have.”

Watch the fan Q&A Replay HERE.

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