Dana White: UFC women's division "absolutely going to happen"Posted on October 24, 2012, 01:09 AM by Andreas Hale
Remember when Dana White stated that he saw no place for women in the UFC? Yeah, that was before Ronda Rousey. Today, the UFC President is singing a different song and has not only suggested that he's warming up to the idea of a women's division, he's determined to bring it to the UFC sooner rather than later.
"It's absolutely going to happen," White said to Sports Illustrated. It's no secret that White has become a huge fan of Ronda Rousey over the past couple of years. However, his biggest concern was making sure there was depth in a women's division before bringing it to the UFC. It seems that White has now looked past that obstacle and sees the value in bringing a star like Rousey into the UFC. The only issue now is that Rousey still has three fights under her current Strikeforce contract. Nevertheless, White hasn't set a timetable for when the women's division will debut in the UFC.
"It could happen tomorrow (or) it could happen a year from now," White said. "The point is I'm committed to this."
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