Well, this is exciting! The UFC, the owner of which said less than two years ago that it would never include women, now does! Ronda Rousey will be taking her vicious armbar to the UFC in 2013. But she won't be left without an opponent — rival Meisha Tate has also signed on, and possibly Sara McCann and Cris Cyborg.
This is a big deal for a kickass lady. Rousey is not just a Strikeforce champion, she's also an Olympic athlete, having been the youngest judo competitor in the 2004 games. Since that global debut, she has become the tenth ranked female MMA fighter in the world. The world.
Now, my question is this: Now that the UFC includes both genders, when will we get to see bouts in New York?
Photo credit: Ronda Rousey Official Site
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