Yesterday Dana White let the worst kept secret of the year out of the bag when he confirmed that Ronda Rousey has officially signed with the UFC.
“Yes, it’s official,” White said with a chuckle during an interview on ESPN’s ‘The Jim Rome Show’. “Ronda Rousey did sign with the UFC.”
White then went on to wax lyrical about the UFC’s first ever female fighter.
“She has the whole package. I’ve never been interested in women’s MMA. First there weren’t enough girls to create an entire women’s division. When I talk about a superstar or standout, people talk about Gina Carano and talk about all these others. I’m telling you: this girl, she’s nasty. She might be beautiful on the outside, she’s a Diaz brother on the inside. She’s a real fighter and she’s very talented. She has the credentials, the pedigree, everything. And she has the ‘it’ factor. I think she’s going to be a big superstar.”
Soon after Rousey herself confirmed the news via her Twitter account.
“Okay I admit it…I’m officially a @ufc fighter :) SO excited! Can’t wait to debut! Let @danawhite know who you want my 1st opponent to be!”