Ronda Rousey is nothing if not famous and infamous – the once touted unbeatable suffered two consecutive losses and quickly altered direction straight toward the WWE.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame’s “Modern Wing.” Rousey will be the first ever female fighter to be inducted to the Hall of Fame.
“There would be no women in UFC without Ronda Rousey,” UFC President Dana White said. “Ronda is an absolute pioneer who helped me personally, and a lot of other people, look at women in combat sports differently. She accomplished everything she set out to do with UFC and became a global icon and role model in the process. Today, the women’s divisions are packed with incredibly talented fighters and they produce some of the best fights you’ll ever see. We’re proud to announce Ronda as the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.”
Ronda most recently walked the red carpet for WWE alongside Shawn Michaels.
Thank you @shawnmichaelswwe for walking me down the #wwefyc red carpet 🙏🏼it was a real pleasure hanging on your arm for the evening ☺️ such a gentleman, it’s easy to see why you’re the #HBK😍💔 Big thanks to the pit crew who literally dragged me off my farm and made me look presentable 🙏🏼 Hair @thisisbabe Makeup @heeezooo Styled by @alejandrostylist Jumpsuit @houseofcb @stylepr Necklace @nissajewelry Heels @versace And of course to everyone who attended the event, thank you for your consideration 🙇🏼♀️🙏🏼
Ronda holds impressive victories against top athletes like Cat Zingano, Miesha Tate, Sara McMann and Bethe Correia who she knocked out in just 34 seconds.
Ronda commented on the induction to hall of fame saying:
“This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the Hall of Fame. May I be the first of many.”
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