Ronda Rousey took the MMA world by storm, which led her to being signed as the first female UFC champion. Even with a perfect record of nine wins, three amateur and six professional, UFC hall of famer Tito Ortiz isn’t impressed with her accolades.
“I think she’s believing the hype a little bit too much,” said Ortiz on The MMA Hour. “She hasn’t proven anything yet. I think it should be more about the women’s division in general, than about one person.”
Ortiz is the current manager of Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, who has been in a war of words with Rousey for some time. Santos, who recently finished a suspension for steroids, wants to fight Rousey. UFC president Dana White and Rousey said if Santos wants the fight, she must make the 10 pound cut to bantamweight.
Rousey is known for finishing all nine of her opponents in round one with an armbar. She makes her first UFC title defense against Liz Carmouche.
Rousey vs. Carmouche headlines UFC 157 on February 23. They meet from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA as the first female fight in the UFC’s nearly 20 year history.