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UFC president, Dana White has big expectations for Ronda Rousey's eventual return.

He thinks the former bantamweight champion could break Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz I and II records.

“I think that Ronda Rousey’s return will be the biggest pay-per-view we’ve ever done," White said on The Herd.

Rousey emerged as a breakthrough, mainstream star after she won the first UFC's women's bantamweight championship in 2013. Rousey is a former Olympic bronze medalist in judo. She rose to fame with her quick victories, where all but one occurred in the 1st round. Rousey is 12-1.

For years, White was opposed to women's fighting, and said he would not promote women's MMA. However, Rousey's popularity in Strikeforce changed his mind.

“If you had told me 15 years ago that women would be fighting in the UFC, and if you told me that women would be as technically sound as the men, and the fights would be loved by millions of people all over the world and it’d be the hottest thing going on in the UFC, I would have never believed it,” White said.

Rousey has not fought since her loss to Holly Holm late last year. She is planning a return, but it is unclear who her opponent will be and when a fight might happen.


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