Olympic Medalist, UFC Champion, Hollywood Movie Star.
UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, is no doubt a hot commodity in the world of sporting and entertainment. So hot in fact that the UFC Boss believes she is the biggest star in his companies short history.
At a recent media luncheon Dana stated, “She’s the hugest superstar. I’m going to go out and say she’s the biggest star we’ve ever had.”
The UFC boss also told us that Ronda is one of UFC’s top 10 most paid fighters.
She’s only had two fights! (Inside the UFC)
Is this too much too soon or is the hype and praise totally justified?
White also talked about Ronda vs. Cyborg and praised his champ even further:
“Ronda’s never cheated, ever. She’s an Olympian. She’s a world champion who has not only defended her [expletive] title, but I asked her to go back-to-back and she [expletive] did it. Coming straight off filming two [expletive] movies, a training camp. This girl, the other thing with this girl? She gets the [expletive] flu, gets sick, run down, [expletive] like she’s going to die, and she still [expletive] trains through camp.
“I’ve got a big 6-foot-8 [expletive] musclehead whose rib hurts and won’t [expletive] fight dos Santos. This chick does two movies back-to-back, fights, comes back in [expletive] camp, films ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ [expletive] does all these appearances and all this other [expletive]. She’s a [expletive] rock star. She’s never cheated. She’s done all these great things. She’s an Olympian and she has to answer questions about Cyborg [expletive] Santos?”
(quotes via Kevin Iole of Yahoo!Sports)