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Ronda Rousey said to be ‘finalizing details of her move to WWE’

MMA: UFC 207-Weigh In Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

According to UFC President Dana White, Ronda Rousey is not retired from mixed martial arts, despite his desire to see her walk away and enjoy the fruits of her time in the sport.

Despite that door technically being open, however, all signs point toward the former Women’s Bantamweight champ heading to pro wrestling and WWE. A story published by USA Today’s MMA Junkie blog earlier today (Dec. 6) all but confirms that, too. Two sources tell them Rousey is in the process of finalizing a deal which will allow for the long-rumored Four Horsewomen feud to start... or whatever else Vince McMahon has in mind for Ronda’s sports entertainment career.

USA Today tried to get WWE to comment on their report and speculation about WrestleMania 34 plans, but (of course... silly real journalists trying to cover wrestling like the sports or entertainment businesses) didn’t get a response.

One person who did go on record for the story was Rousey trainer and famous martial artist/stuntman/pro wrestler Gene LeBell. The 85 year old says he believes Ronda “will get a lot of money” from Vince for working a limited schedule of high-profile events like ‘Mania.

A lifelong pro wrestling fan, Rousey’s been quietly training for the squared circle both at WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando and out of her own Southern California home base. Her stock isn’t quite as high as it was when she made a guest appearance at WrestleMania 31, as The Rowdy One is coming off two decisive losses in the Octagon. But she’s an undeniably important figure in the history of women’s combat sports, and McMahon’s promotional acumen should do wonders for her.

Will it lead to a successful WWE angle, and career?

Sounds like we’re about to find out.

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