UFC President Dana White praised UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey during a media event at UFC Fight Night Dublin, even going as far as to say that Rousey is the greatest athlete that he has ever worked with.
“She’s (expletive) fascinating. She’s the greatest athlete I’ve ever worked with on every level,” said UFC president Dana White while in Dublin for UFC Fight Night 46. (Watch White’s full video interview here.)
“Everybody talks about how I’m always Ronda this and Ronda that. It’s hard not to be Ronda this and Ronda that when you deal with her,”
“Look at the attention she gets. We have her doing all this crazy (expletive). She’s going to China in a couple of weeks. She just hand knee surgery, and she’s got her hand casted. She’s going to China with me. She’s got to go down to Brazil and do a bunch of stuff in Brazil. The girl never stops. She’s got to promote all of her movies and do all of that stuff. It’s unbelievable,”
“How about this, she got an ESPY. She opted to get her surgeries instead, to get them done and healed faster instead of doing the whole ESPY thing,” said White. ”That’s a huge deal… Nobody gets it more than she does.”
Hype for Rousey is at an all time high with several movie releases, being the first UFC fighter to win an ESPY, and a potential fight with WMMA pioneer Gina Carano on the horizon. It is safe to say Ronda Rousey isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.