Ronda Rousey to WWE: Former UFC star close to finalising deal

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey appears close to a deal to join WWE. More

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey appears close to a deal to join WWE. More

Of those fights, one of them was in the UFC in 2014 at UFC 177 where she lost to Bethe Correia almost two minutes into the second round by TKO. And a match against the WWE's version of the Four Horsewomen - Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch - has been strongly teased.

Ronda Rousey is reportedly finalizing a deal with WWE that should be revealed in the immediate future.

Rousey, who appeared at WrestleMania 31 and in the crowd at the Mae Young Classic, has not fought with the UFC since her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30th, 2016.

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.

While Rousey hasn't officially retired from MMA, UFC president Dana White squashed any hope of a potential comeback when he publicly admitted last week he hopes Rousey never fights again.

That led to speculation that an official appearance is imminent, perhaps at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans on April 8.

"I wouldn't want to see it". "I don't want it to have to happen".

"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".

Great vignette. I didn't know what to expect when I saw Baszler compete in the Mae Young Classic, but she thoroughly impressed me. Back in September, Rousey and Charlotte Flair had a bit of a run-in that culminated in Rousey growling: " "You name the time.

There's no doubt that Vince McMahon is always interested in adding high-profile athletes to work with the WWE, be it a one-off appearance or something more. Her final fight with Nunes was in December of previous year. Rousey has been in a number of TV and movie projects, including The Expendables 3 and Fast 7, plus ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, Maxim, and Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, and she has regularly appeared on shows like Ellen and even hosted Saturday Night Live. WrestleMania season is right around the corner, and there's no question WWE would want to have Rousey's debut coincide with one of the company's biggest shows of the year.

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