The most exciting MMA fighter in the sport today is not Jon Jones, Anderson Silva or Georges St. Pierre, hell it’s not even a male fighter.
It’s Ronda Rousey. Inside the cage, Rousey is only 6-0 in her short MMA career. But that is not indicative of the dominant fashion in which she has won. Rousey is hulk strong. Her judo base allows her to take opponents to the ground and snatch their arm. Once she locks in the armbar it’s over. The fat lady has sung.
So why is she not in the UFC?
Dana White has said Rousey would be the first women’s UFC fighter if there ever was one. There are many valid reasons why Rousey should be in the UFC now.
Her fights are electric and fun to watch- that is all you can ask for as a fan. Though they end quickly, you can tell that you are watching greatness.
Rousey also has personality. She was featured in ESPN the Magazine‘s body issue on the front cover. Rousey appeared on SportsNation earlier this week.
Rousey oozes interesting. That is hard to find.
She also knows how to promote a fight. If there ever was need for Chael Sonnen requisite substitute Rousey would suffice. She is a trash talker who is not intimidated by any opponent on any stage.
So again, why is she not in the UFC?
The perfect migration opportunity has presented itself.
Rousey has entered a verbal sparring match with Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino, or the greatest women’s MMA fighter of all-time to this point.
Recently, Rousey called out Cyborg again.
“I don’t owe her anything and I think it’s wrong to reward someone like that with a title fight and with all of the considerations they want after they disgrace the sport and their country like that. If, while she was doping, she could get down to 145, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think that if she’s not doping, she could be lighter. When have you ever heard of somebody taking a bunch of steroids and then stopping and maintaining the same muscle mass? It’s a flawed argument. She’s come into fights overweight and comes into fights on steroids. She obviously has no respect for the people she is fighting. She’s never had a fair fight once in her life and I’m going to put my foot down once and for all and give her a fair fight. I can see why she is scared to death with it and completely against it. I’m the strongest competitor that she’s ever going to come across. She’s not going to have any of those advantages.”
It is a lucrative endeavor that would be beneficial for all parties involved.
The back and forth has intrigued casual fight fans. It could be the largest fight card ever. On the heels of the embarrassing way that UFC 151 was cancelled, some positive press wouldn’t hurt.
So Dana, add Rousey to the roster.