Ronda Rousey

USA Today is featuring a story about Ronda Rousey moving closer to signing a deal with WWE, a move the article describes as being “imminent.”

The article notes that the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion appeared to have her final mixed martial arts fight last December at UFC 207, losing to Amanda Nunes. It was Rousey’s second MMA loss after a devastating knockout loss to Holly Holm a year prior.

“Two people close to Rousey told USA TODAY Sports that she is finalizing details of her move to WWE. The people requested anonymity because the switch has not been announced.”

Rousey has been involved with WWE in recent months, including attending the Mae Young Classic, various WWE TV tapings and live events. She has largely been supporting friend and former MMA fighter Shayna Baszler, who has also come to terms on a deal with WWE and will be debuting shortly in NXT.

UFC President Dana White seemed to rule out Rousey ever making a return to the octagon again for the UFC in the near future after two losses in a row.

“I wouldn’t want to see it. I wouldn’t want it to happen. I care about her. She has got money … and all that stuff. I don’t want to see it happen.”

WWE did not immediately respond when reached for comment by USA Today.

  • nupendallas

    This is pointless and stupid. Rousey was all hype until she got her ass handed to her several times. Now the WWE is signing this loser who no one even cares about- she doesn’t have a future in the UFC anymore-so leave it up to the WWE to sign damaged goods.

  • theFranchiise

    Seriously? So when Lesnar lost in UFC I guess he was damaged goods too? Rhonda is badass. I want to see her come out with a Hotrod t-shirt and a kilt baby.

    Imagine the possibilities with Flair alone!

  • J™

    In MMA is either u win or u lose. Losing fights does not make u damage goods or a loser.

    I for one would like to see her enter a WWE ring and entertain. Just hope that she can adapt to the world of pro wrestling cos its a totally different ball game compare to UFC.

    And is obvious why Dana White don’t want Rhonda to go to WWE.

  • Cameron Huff

    Her little segment with The Rock and The Authority at WrestleMania 31 was the main thing I remembered about her the most. Ronda’s hype died after she got her ass whooped by Beth Correia. She’ll probably be the female Brock Lesnar of the Women’s Division and wrestle here and there. Just as long as she’s not the one to end Asuka’s undefeated streak I don’t care who she wrestles.

  • nupendallas

    You know nothing- losing meets a lot-do you think uFC is going to hype a fighter with a massive loss record? Hell might as well re-sign Ken Shamrock.
    True UFC fighters know that Rousey’s career in MMA is over she had a hot little run but now she’s a B level fighter- I can think of 5 female MMA fighters who today would destroy her with ease,

  • nupendallas

    Lesnar never went on a losing streak like Rousey, Her last 2 fights were brutal KO’s by underdogs- no one will give a rat’s ass that she joins the WWE circus. When a MMA fighter goes to wrestling it’s usually b/c their career is over- hence : Tito Ortiz, Rampage Jackson etc

  • J™

    She was undefeated 12 and lost 2 fights… is that a massive loss record?
    Are u a UFC fighter?
    Name me the 5 female fighters.

  • stinkelbaum

    pretty much, he ran crying to a wrestling company.

  • J™

    But now he is laughing when he looks at his back account.

  • nupendallas

    Her 2 losses especially the last one was a train wreck she literally got destroyed. She’s no longer a big name. She had her 15 mins of fame- her fans at one time were drinking the Kool-Aid. Remember people were saying she could beat Floyd Mayweather and she even believed the hype and was throwing jabs at him no pun intended? She is an after thought in MMA much better female fighters out there so basically WWE is picking up the trash as usual.

  • nupendallas

    You are a schmuck- I have forgotten more about wrestling than you will ever learn. You are probably one of these Cena generation fans- and just to let you know I have been following UFC when they had no rules are very limited rules and no weight classes-i.e the Royce Gracie era.
    Rhonda Rousey is listed as #21 in the top female MMA fighters and this is from a reputable source : https://www.tapology.com/rankings/33-current-best-pound-for-pound-female-mma-fighters

  • J™

    OK whatever u say man, Mr name calling know it all who cannot accept other’s opinions…
    U know what they say about arguing on the internet….

  • Colby

    I’m looking forward to her debut so that’s 3 out of 4 here so by that logic, people will care, even if you / some don’t – live and let live dude!

  • theFranchiise

    I think she’s very marketable.

    Amateur record: 3-0, all by submission
    Pro record: 12-2. 12-0 to start, 9 submission & 3 KOs.
    Won bronze at the 08 Olympics for judo.
    In ’07, she won silver in the world championships and gold at the pan am games.

    The women’s division has a ton of talent and it was just injected w some new talent. I think bringing Ronda in, especially if she can take on Roddy Piper’s Rowdy gimmick, can be huge.

  • Steven Herrera

    Wow man!

  • Steven Herrera

    Lesnar also lost his last two fights (before coming back last year) is that a losing streak?

  • Steven Herrera

    UFC 1 AND Wrestlemania 1? Wow you’ve must have seen some stuff!

  • Steven Herrera

    Now the question is will she be a full timer?

  • Steven Herrera

    I thought her first loss was to Holly Holm?

  • Cameron Huff

    My bad,I corrected it.

  • J™

    If I remember correctly Hulkster was in the main event.

  • Colby

    What I recall most from UFC 1 (which is strange) is the knock out Teila Tuli took in the very first match despite being much, much larger 🙂 and when his tooth came flying out…as if to say, this crap is the real deal.

  • theshoebox503

    She doesn’t even have to wrestle.
    Have her debut as Broken.

  • Anonymous

    You are pathetic.