Ronda Rousey would not confirm a report that she has signed a contract with the UFC. Rousey was visting Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas on Friday.
“Seems totally cool,” the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion said in an interview with ESPN. “I would like it to be that way. I haven’t signed any bout agreements. I don’t know exactly what’s going on yet. I know just as much as everybody else knows right now.”
Reports late Thursday night claimed Strikeforce would fold up shop following a January card. Also, the report indicated that Rousey had signed with the UFC, becoming the first female fighter to do so.
Rousey’s fame has taken off since she defeated Miesha Tate for the Strikeforce title. She has appeared on countless television shows and in several magazines. UFC president Dana White has been quoted several times as saying he is interested in bringing female fighters into the Octagon – centering most of his talk around Rousey.