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Dana White, “Rousey Built This.”


UFC president Dana White appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter following the defeat of former champion Ronda Rousey by defending champ Amanda Nunes.

“I went backstage, after, and hung out with her for probably 40, 45 minutes,” said White. “And I’ll tell you this – she’s in better spirits this time than she was after the Holly fight. She’s very competitive. She does not like to lose, she loves to win. And she loves to do what she sets out to do. Tonight wasn’t her night.”

“None of this would be here, without Ronda Rousey,” said White. “Ronda Rousey built this. She talked me into letting women come into the UFC, and it was the smartest thing I’ve ever done. So regardless of whether she comes back, she doesn’t come back … she’s a winner. She built this whole thing.”

The single biggest question coming off the loss is why Rousey stayed with coach Edmond Tarverdyan. The second biggest question is will she ever fight again.

“I don’t know,” said White. “Ronda obviously needs to go home, take some time. She’s very rich. She doesn’t need to fight any more. She’s super competitive. Maybe she wants to. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”


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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.