Ronda Rousey reportedly close to signing with WWE

Ronda Rousey reportedly close to signing with WWE

UFC president Dana White said as much recently, confirming that she hasn't officially retired while questioning why she would even consider returning to the octagon.

"She has talked about it and she's been on record saying WWE was probably some of the most fun that she's ever had in her entire career".

And it seems like the first ever female UFC Champion will embark on a different adventure as two people close to her told USA TODAY that she's finalising a switch to WWE.

Ronda Rousey is reportedly finalizing a deal with WWE that should be revealed in the immediate future. Following her loss to current champion Amanda Nunes, Rousey has shied away from the sport of mixed martial arts and seems to be focused on other endeavors.

Speculation has been running wild over a possible Wrestlemania appearance next year at New Orleans for a long time now and the 30-year-old fuelled the rumours last September.

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"I wouldn't want to see it".

Great vignette. I didn't know what to expect when I saw Baszler compete in the Mae Young Classic, but she thoroughly impressed me. She has got money ... and all that stuff. As with the WWE, media rights aren't all about one fighter, but Rousey was one of the UFC's best-known athletes when that presentation was made in the summer of 2016. But it sounds like we haven't seen the last of her in combat.

Sources close to the situation confirmed on Wednesday that Rousey has engaged in numerous conversations with WWE about joining the promotion but no contracts have been signed at this time. Shayna Baszler gave up mixed-martial arts in favour of pro-wrestling, and is now signed to the WWE after finishing second in the company's women-only Mae Young Classic tournament earlier this year.

Ronda Rousey first came into the spotlight when she won the Bronze Medal in Judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

WWE essentially confirmed a deal with Rousey was in the works when it posted a video of the former UFC star in a stare down with wrestler Charlotte Flair back in September. And she certainly was one of the most mainstream UFC stars.

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