Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Rousey signed to 8-fight deal with UFC
a former Strikeforce champ and Olympic bronze medalist in judo, accepted the UFC women's
bantamweight title at this past week's UFC on FOX 5 pre-event press conference.
Her presence created a stir among the media in attendance, with one reporter asking if she had a boyfriend. "First time I've heard that question asked at a press conference," White said as the champ fielded questions. Several minutes later, White was candid about his investment in Rousey,
who's defeated nine consecutive opponents (amateur and pro) by first-round armbar. He said the 25-year-old fighter is the reason women will soon grace the octagon. She's signed to an eight-fight deal, which is double the number of many first-time male fighters.