UFC President Dana White believes the organization will soon add one more division to its ranks, and he's comfortable stating that it won't be super heavyweight.
And while White has previously stated he believes that new division will most likely be at 115 pounds, the UFC boss now says the continued success of Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has him second-guessing his stance on women's MMA.
"I am warming up to women's MMA," White said on Tuesday during a Metro PCS-hosted fan chat.
"I don't think I've been too shy about what I think about Ronda Rousey," White said. "She just looked impressive, and not only did she look impressive on Saturday night, her numbers killed it on Showtime, too. Ronda Rousey is a star."
So where does that leave women in their quest to grace the octagon? That remains to be seen. While White was recently quoted as saying he could envision Rousey becoming the first woman to compete in the UFC, he later made sure to clarify that statement was purely "hypothetical."
But as he has in previous open forums, White stated on Tuesday that the UFC would likely add one more division to its ranks before shutting down the growth of its weightclasses. And while the UFC boss has previously claimed that would likely be at 115 pounds, he gave pause when asked if 115-pounders or women were most likely to get the final nod.
"Either," White said.link