Ronda Rousey's WWE Signing Is Reportedly Imminent

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey appears close to a deal to join WWE. More

The mixed martial arts star has always been rumored to make the move to professional wrestling after her UFC career seemingly ended when she was knocked out by Amanda Nunes inside 48 seconds in December 2016.

UFC president Dana White said as much recently, confirming that she hasn't officially retired while questioning why she would even consider returning to the octagon.

At that time, Rousey staged an "altercation" with WWE superstars Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Bayley while standing alongside her real life friends Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir. Along with the other Four Horsewomen members, Rousey has been training in the ring (at times at the WWE Performance Center), which was shown in a December 1 video that was previewing her personal website.

And it seems like the first ever female UFC Champion will embark on a different adventure as two people close to her told USA TODAY that she's finalising a switch to WWE.

That will nearly certainly stand as Rousey's final MMA fight, as even UFC President Dana White has said he doesn't expect her back in the octagon.

That led to speculation that an official appearance is imminent, perhaps at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans on April 8. "I don't want it to have to happen".

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Ronda Rousey is reportedly nearing a deal with WWE.

Despite her tragic fall in UFC, Rousey was a pioneer for women in the world of mixed martial arts, starting her career with a 12-0 record, besides becoming one of the biggest pay-per-view attractions.

"I wouldn't want to see it". I care about her, and she's got enough money.

Whether that actually happens remains to be seen, but Rousey is legitimately a huge name who can attract a wide audience in WWE regardless of what she does.

"You name the time, you name the place", Rousey said to Flair in the clip. She has appeared in several movies such as "Entourage", "Furious 7" and "The Expendables 3". She was subdued and mostly absent from promotion leading up to the Nunes fight and has largely shunned the spotlight since. Even after her loss to Nunes, she's still one of the most widely-known talents from the UFC world.

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