One of the common questions asked by fans and media to UFC President Dana White over the years has been about women fighting in the UFC.
White was once firmly against the idea, but with the rise of a female star in Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, White has taken a noticeable shining to women’s MMA and his stance has slowly softened.
Just a few weeks ago, the UFC’s head honcho said there aren’t enough good woman to create an entire division, but one-off fights featuring big names such as Rousey could be possible.
It appears a few weeks is all it took for White to change his tune once again, as on Tuesday the UFC president told Sports Illustrated that he is committed to bringing an entire women’s division to the UFC.
“It’s absolutely going to happen,” White told SI.com regarding a women’s division in the UFC.
It is a near certainty Rousey would be the first female to fight in the UFC, however, the 25-year-old is contractually bound to the Strikeforce organization and Showtime for an unknown period. That means it could be quite some time until fans see Rousey inside the Octagon.
White did not mention a timetable for the introduction of the division, but he did say no matter how long it takes, it’s going to happen eventually.
“The point is I’m committed to this.”