Dana Talks Rousey’s Move To WWE
One of the biggest supporters of former UFC Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, has opened up about her moving from MMA to professional wrestling.
On Sunday, Rousey officially debuted at the end of the WWE’s Royal Rumble event from Philadelphia, as soon as the event ended the leading wrestling organization announced she had signed a full time contract.
Even though Rousey has signed a full time agreement with the company, she told ESPN that she wouldn’t rule the possibility of returning to MMA someday, and UFC President Dana White fully supports her decision.
Speaking to Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, White said that he was happy for Rousey for accomplishing her dreams.
“I’m very happy for her,” said White.
“She loves pro wrestling and has always been a big fan so I know how much his means to her. She keeps accomplishing everything she’s ever wanted.”
Following big losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, it was widely believed that Rousey would make the jump over to professional wrestling. Rousey is a lifelong wrestling fan, and was trained in judo by former wrestler and son of a wrestling promoter, “Judo” Gene Lebell, as well as her nickname coming from famous pro wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Rousey was the first female champion in the UFC and stepped away from MMA with an overall record of 12-2, and the UFC record for most title defenses by a woman.