Ronda Rousey is a champion in the biggest MMA promotion, as UFC president Dana White confirmed the decision to award Rousey the first-ever UFC 135-pound female title. White talked about the ex-Olympian following UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit Saturday night.
The boss said no opponent is known right now for Rousey, or a debut date, but said unless another champion in a larger weight class is competing, Rousey will headline. White did say Rousey's first fight would come on pay-per-view.
White let it be known that they are planning to bring in the rest of the female fighters from Strikeforce to form a division, adding, "I'm trying this whole women's thing out," but that Cris Cyborg would not likely be included.
"Our matchmakers have talked, and she doesn't seem excited to fight Ronda," White said. Cyborg is currently suspended following a failed post-fight drug test, and her camp has stated she cannot drop to 135 pounds without possible complications later in life.
Popular VideoThis young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true.
- Eddie Yagin Released From Hospital, On The Road To Recovery
- Gray Maynard Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery
- Greg Jackson Doesn't Believe He Would Have Made A Difference In Carlos Condit-GSP Fight
- Referee Explains Patrick Cote-Alessio Sakara Decision
- Bristol Marunde: TUF Guy And Superhero
- Rashad Evans: Georges St-Pierre Can Defeat Anderson Silva
- TUF Ratings Drop Following Strong Week
Get more great MMA news and analysis over at Fightline.