Recently UFC president Dana White told Sports Illustrated that he is working on a female division of the UFC, largely because of influence Ronda Rousey has been making on the sport.
“It’s absolutely going to happen,” White said Tuesday of the women’s division.
White says no time frame is set for the new division or for Ronda’s transition to UFC, White said, ” it could happen tomorrow, it could happen a year from now.” but regardless of the time frame white simply said “The Point is I’m Committed to this”
The inclusion of women in the sport of MMA’s highest ranks is a complete turn around for the UFC President, who has long rejected the idea of a women’s division, criticizing the quality of fighting and the depth of competition in the female ranks.
Dana told Sports Illustrated that his change in opinion has alot to do with how Ronda Rousey, 25, has beaten each of her nine opponents — three amateur, six professional — with a devastating armbar in the first round. The only opponent, to last longer then one minute with her in the cage to this point has been wrestling specialist Miesha Tate, who was the previous Strikeforce bantamweight title holder.
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