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Dana White Says “Rousey Return Will Be Biggest UFC PPV Ever”

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For years the biggest pay-per-view in mixed martial arts history was UFC 100 on July 11, 2009, headlined by Brock Lesnar, with 1,600,000 buys. Then Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 196 crushed the record, with 1,900,000 PPV buys. UFC president Dana White reported that the Diaz-McGRegor rematch at UFC 202 was on track to set yet a new record.

However, UFC president Dana White predicted that there is a new record coming.

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was by far the most dominant fighter in the UFC, until she lost. Then there were four different champions in an eight month span, perhaps the least champion dominated run in league history. Rousey lost to Holly Holm, Holm lost to Miesha Tate, and Tate lost to Amanda Nunes.

Where it stops, nobody knows. Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in UFC history. In 2015, she was the #3 most searched for human being on Google. #4 was Donald Trump. Rousey’s last two PPV buys broke $1,000,000. And she is tanned, rested, and starting light training, to determine a date for her return.

“I think that Ronda Rousey’s return will be the biggest pay-per-view we’ve ever done,” related the UFC boss as explained during a recent discussion on The Herd, as transcribed by MMAjunkie.

“If you had told me 15 years ago that women would be fighting in the UFC – and if you told me that women would be as technically sound as the men and the fights would be loved by millions of people all over the world and it’d be the hottest thing going on in the UFC – I would have never believed it.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.