Ronda Rousey, former UFC star, 'finalizing' a deal with WWE

Ronda Rousey is reportedly nearing a deal with WWE

It's been reported that Rousey would have a singles match at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans, Louisiana at Mercedes-Benz Superdome next year with the likely opponent being either Stephanie McMahon or Charlotte Flair.

According to USA Today, Ronda Rousey is finalizing details that will bring the former UFC Champion into the world of WWE.

The MMA legend's UFC career effectively ended previous year after losing to Amanda Nunes in just 48 seconds.

Rousey has made appearances at WrestleMania 31 (with The Rock), the Mae Young Classic, and in November, at an NXT live event to meet with fans.

Rousey was ostensibly there to cheer for her friend Shayna Baszler, a former UFC fighter competing in the tournament, but she wound up in a WWE segment that was shown in September. "She will get a lot of money and that's great". "I wouldn't want it to happen".

Ronda Rousey was knocked out in her last fight against Amanda Nunes in December 2016
Ronda Rousey was knocked out in her last fight against Amanda Nunes in December 2016

Do you think Rousey will be as successful in the WWE ring as she was in the MMA cage? I care about her. "I don't want to see it happen".

Previous reports have stated that Rousey has been training for a pro-wrestling career during visits to the WWE's sprawling Performance Centre complex in Orlando, Florida. Once the UFC added women's fighting the whole thing became more professional. Her next bout wasn't much better. Her final fight with Nunes was in December of previous year.

Rousey has always been known as a big fan of pro wrestling, even as she rocketed to fame as an Olympic bronze medallist in judo and then became a dominant force in MMA.

You may have noticed that Asuka has recently switched to winning her matches with an arm bar finish rather than her self-titled Asuka lock.

Martin Rogers, of USA Today Sports blog MMA Junkie, called Rousey a "trailblazer" when she first entered the UFC, saying she "is credited with being singlehandedly responsible for persuading (UFC president Dana) White to introduce women into the company's roster".

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