UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is one of the most dominant athletes in mixed martial arts.
However, UFC president Dana White doesn’t believe that she gets the credit she deserves in the pound-for-pound discussion.
Why would an undefeated fighter that has finished every opponent in front of them not get respect?
Well, according to Dana White, that is because she is a woman.
“She’s higher than number nine in the pound-for-pound,” said White, via UFC.com Download.
“She’s undefeated, she’s finished every fight in devastating fashion, but it’s still a man’s world, man. The media is never going to put her higher up in the rankings. The media decides it, and Ronda, being a woman, has had to fight harder. If there was a guy that was on the streak that Ronda was on, he’d be the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world, like that. But because she’s a woman, these guys aren’t going to give her the credit she deserves.”
Rousey is currently ranked No. 9 on the UFC’s official pound-for-pound rankings list which is voted on by the media.
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