As farfetched as that sounded a year ago, the beautiful master of the armbar is the headliner in tonight’s UFC 157 PPV live 10 ET. Rousey faces Liz Carmouche in a fight scheduled for five rounds inside of the Octagon.
Rousey’s meteoric rise comes as a surprise to some. One of those who were surprised was Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White.
When asked if he saw a women’s division in the UFC, “never” is what White told TMZ reporters in 2011. His one-word answer was part of his consistent responses when the mere mention of women fighters in the UFC was brought up.
That is until now.
White talked about his decision to sign Rousey via latimes.com, despite his original stance.