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EXCLUSIVE: Ronda Rousey -- Becomes 1st Female Fighter to Join UFC

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 Roda Rousey just made MMA history ... becoming the very first female fighter to join the UFC ... TMZ has learned. Rousey -- a former U.S. Olympian -- has officially joined Dana White's MMA organization ... and automatically becomes the 135 lb women's champion. We're told 25-year-old Ronda will defend her title in 2013 -- possible opponents include Sara McMann, Cris Cyborg and rival Miesha Tate.Rousey has been fighting in Strikeforce since last year and emerged as a superstar ... beating the living crap out of just about everybody she's faced. In fact, she's undefeated. And there's more ... sources say Strikeforce, which airs on Showtime, will be running its last event in January before folding up shop for good. A rep for Strikeforce had no comment.It's a pretty crazy turn of events -- considering last year, Dana told TMZ women would "NEVER" fight in the UFC


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Post #1   11/8/12 8:44:26PM   

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my bad, link is broke but I was seriously hoping it was a hoax.

this is going to dull the living shit out of cards. fanboys and their loser boners win again. fml.

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Post #2   11/8/12 8:52:43PM   

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Tmz are terrible reporters. until I hear it from a reputable source strikeforce lives. I don't get why they have brought Ronda over though. The women's divisions are too shallow to hold my attention.

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It's legit,

Strikeforce done after Jan. Card

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Glad this was a hoax.

I'm just not for women in the UFC.....yet

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Posted by george112

Glad this was a hoax.

I'm just not for women in the UFC.....yet



Not a Hoax

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Posted by BuffaloDave

It's legit,

Strikeforce done after Jan. Card



Well I'm glad Strikeforce will be done but I have no interest in seeing Rousey in the ufc.

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Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by george112

Glad this was a hoax.

I'm just not for women in the UFC.....yet



Not a Hoax



My bad, I edited that right out of my comment. Was throwing people off I think.

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Wow this is crazy!! RIP Strikeforce but I have to say I'm extremely excited for new fighters coming over now.

As far as Rousey being the first female EVER in the UFC, congrats. That's an awesome achievement but I am pretty nervous on how women will fair in the UFC. That's 9 weight divisions in the UFC, which is crazy when you think about it.

I can see the number of fights per UFC event going up to 14 or 15 with all these new guys plus a whole new division. My mind is definitely spinning right now

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Link should be fixed....no more mobile sites for me

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I guess I'm in the minority here. I really only want to see Rousey fight Cyborg, and maybe a rematch with Tate, but I'm excited to see her fight on the big stage.

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Prophecy this just made my day brother you know it did

WAR RONDA ROUSEY & WAR THE UFC

I've been waiting for this ever since the first time I watched Ronda snatch an arm off

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Alil unsure how big, or active the divisions will be, but obviously a decision that had to be made on the UFCs part. I mean, strikeforce is folding, what are you gonna do let Rousey go to Invicta? Or somewhere else? No way. But aside from the Cyborg fight, the thought that now that women are in the UFC, does that entice Carano to comeback? There really aren't any matchups I can think of, macmann, Tate rematch?
Inspite of any hesitance, this is progressive and that's been the UFC's motive and flagship, being the 'leader' and 'innovators' of the sport. Having women in the UFC can only help the sport grow, and who's to say that it's only for men participate to be a part of?

Strikeforce folding, going out with a bang. Guys like Melendez, Rockhold, Cormier, even Barnett and Marquardt deserve to be in the UFC and are desired acquisitions, but WSOF may be hunting for some of them just as hard, I could see Barnett going to fight Arlovski for an inaugural heavyweight title spring '13. I'd like Nate to come back to UFC and fight somebody top 10, remember he demolished Kampmann and ktfo of Maia in 20 seconds! Diaz marquardt would be sweet. Rockhold fights Belcher after they both win their fights, Melendez fighting Alvarez could be a reality sooner than later, I personally wanna see him fight winner of Maynard/Lauzon. Cormier gets a top 5 guy at either LHW or HW

Big news today. Rousey better keep the shorts

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