After much talk and speculation, Ronda Rousey has reportedly officially been added to the UFC’s roster.
You will recall, a few weeks back Sports Illustrated came out with a report in which Dana White was quoted as saying that Rousey becoming a part of the UFC was “absolutely going to happen.” That quote made the rounds for about 12 hours, and then White came out and dismissed it entirely. He essentially said that he didn’t mean anything was imminent, and that “it could happen tomorrow, it could happen a year from now.”
Well, when he was saying all that, apparently the time frame he had in mind was a lot closer “tomorrow” than to “a year from now.”
As reported by TMZ:
Ronda Rousey just made MMA history ... becoming the very first female fighter to join the UFC ... TMZ has learned.
Rousey -- a former U.S. Olympian -- has officially joined Dana White's MMA organization ... and automatically becomes the 135 lb women's champion.
We're told 25-year-old Ronda will defend her title in 2013 -- possible opponents include Sara McMann, Cris Cyborg and rival Miesha Tate.
So there you have it. It’s official. Until Dana White comes out and dismisses it again, that is.