Shortly after the rumors of Strikeforce disbanding after its January super-event, news comes out from TMZ.com that Ronda Rousey has just made history, becoming the first ever Female to sign to the UFC promotions. The news does not come as a shock as it wasn’t long ago that Dana White announced that he would be “committed” to getting females in the UFC. According to the source, Rousey will be making a title defense of her new 135 lb. UFC title in a bout against either Cris “Cyborg”Justino, Sara McMann or Miesha Tate in her debut.
Rousey and management have not confirmed, nor denied the report as of now. Should the UFC make the announcement official, there will likely be a shift of talent from Invicta FC, as much of the female talent has since migrated to the new all-women (including owner) organization.
*UPDATE* White has spoke with Jim Rome on Rousey making the move.
“Yes, it’s official,” White said. “Ronda Rousey did sign with the UFC.
“… She has the whole package. … This girl is nasty. She might be beautiful on the outside, but she’s a Diaz brother on the inside. She’s a real fighter and real talented. She has the credentials and the pedigree. And she has the ‘it’ factor. I think she’s going to be a big superstar.”