UFC fighter Ronda Rousey may be interested in moving her talents from the octagon to the squared circle.
Sources close to the UFC women’s bantamweight champion claim that she would consider making an appearance at an upcoming WWE event, TMZ reports. In fact, the 27-year-old is open to the possibility of competing in an actual match.
However, the sources claim that Rousey’s participation in WrestleMania or any other WWE activity is likely contingent on the inclusion of some of her close friends, MMA fighters Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke. Rousey and the three others are collectively known as the “Four Horsewomen.”
Rousey is also busy with UFC training and upcoming movie appearances, so any WWE appearance would have to work around her existing commitments.
Furthermore, Rousey has already dismissed the possibility of appearing at this April’s WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, TMZ reports. However, she’d be willing to discuss an appearance at next year’s event.
An avid fan of the WWE, Rousey recently posted a video of herself and Baszler practicing WWE-style moves in a ring; the UFC champion even worked her trademark move, the armbar, into the routine. The video caused Fox Sports to speculate that Rousey might be considering a move to the WWE.
Rousey has also discussed her crush on WWE wrestler CM Punk on several occasions. In January, the fighter revealed on Twitter that she thought Punk was “sexy.”
At last Friday’s weigh-ins for UFC 171, Rousey described her first encounter with Punk. “I think the first thing I said to him was ‘I love you,’ which was terrible and not smooth at all,” she told reporters, via Fox Sports. “He was super cool.”