During last nights UFC 225 pay-per-view from Chicago, Illinois, the Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced that current WWE Wrestler Ronda Rousey will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 5 as a part of the “Modern Wing.”
Thank you for the memories.
Thank you for breaking down barriers.
— UFC (@ufc) June 10, 2018
Rousey is largely responsible for helping women break into the UFC, as company President Dana White was negative on it for many years until he became enamored with Rousey and the way she was tearing through each of her opponents. As she continued her rise, he changed his tune and eventually welcomed women to the Octagon.
She was, for a time, the biggest star in the promotion, drawing big buy rates on PPV. Eventually, the competition caught up to her and she lost back-to-back fights via knockout. That’s what sent her away from MMA and to professional wrestling, where she is now just one week away from challenging Nia Jax for the Raw women’s championship at Money in the Bank.
Sir Mitch Says: This is more than well deserved!