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Mixed Martial Arts - Rousey to spearhead UFC female league

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The burgeoning superstar remains under contract to Strikeforce, but Rousey's performance in 2012 has convinced UFC president Dana White to add a women's division to the sport's flagship brand.

Rousey still has three fights on her Strikeforce contract, White told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday, and will fulfil that deal before she moves to the UFC. Sports Illustrated first reported Tuesday that the UFC would add women.

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Post #1   10/25/12 4:45:56PM   

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Female League - - - - I guess that leaves Cyborg out then

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Imo Women's mma isn't nearly ready for this yet.

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Posted by Budgellism

Imo Women's mma isn't nearly ready for this yet.



Yeah, i agree...Dana qualified his comments by recognizing that he's not sure of the "timing" of this, but even if it doesn't start for a year, it seems premature.

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Posted by scoozna


Posted by Budgellism

Imo Women's mma isn't nearly ready for this yet.



Yeah, i agree...Dana qualified his comments by recognizing that he's not sure of the "timing" of this, but even if it doesn't start for a year, it seems premature.



wmma doesnt have the depth to be in the UFC , only rousey could make a living fighting in the UFC all the others would be so inactive they better have another means of income. not to mention it barely has enough for contender matches so rousey would just keep facing no bodies. in wmma it would be better if ufc let grow 1st in another league otherwise they have to let the other fighters fight in other leagues then once they have a streak come in to fight rousey for the UFC title. but we all know they dont non-exclusive contracts

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sounds good to me. put the ring cards down & put on some gloves ladies

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Maybe it will grow just because it made it to the UFC. I'm not that keen on it, especially if they replace male fights with female ones. I'd rather have a separate female UFC than both genders on the same card.

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the timing isnt great for this but they dont have to put on tons of female fights. maybe one fight per card or every other card to begin with. i can imagine a rousey vs cyborg fight could be instore for us but in the ufc maybe

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Posted by Budgellism

Imo Women's mma isn't nearly ready for this yet.




I agree, he said there were not enough women for divisions before but now there is and referred to 3 fights but those three fights had relatively the same people in them...Basically there are 3 women relevant and cyborg...

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Yuck.

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As long as they arent trying to sell these as co main event but I bet the UFC will

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So if the UFC is going to build a WMMA league how are they going to do it? The only thing I can see them doing is basically a hostile take over of Invicta. Strikeforce is already owned so their roster is golden. Their is still a lack of depth in the three main weight divisions though (145, 135, 125).

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Didn't the last article including Dana White have him say "I swear on the soul of the world that there will never ever be women in the UFC. Hulk Hogan will be a UFC champ before there are women"...or something to that effect

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Female League - - - - I guess that leaves Cyborg out then



It means Chael will make an excellent first contender to Rousey. Rd2 Sub

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