Dana White reveals which fight he thought that he promoted the best during his time as boss of the Las Vegas-based promotion.
Obviously, White has promoted so many fights to think about mightjust make your head spin and he’s arguably, one of the greatest promoters in history. White stated in a recent interview that when it comes to this skill, he has a rather simple formula and mentality behind it.
White believes that the biggest fight that he has promoted was the women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. This fight went down on November 15, 2015, at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. It made history as the most attended UFC event in the history of the company with 56,214 fight fans. Coming into this fight, Rousey was heavily favored to defeat Holm.
White stated that within the promoting model, he thinks this fight was an exceptional moment of delivering on his job. Heading into this fight, Holm only had championship-level boxing credentials as she only took part in a few MMA fights at that point. However, she shocked the world and started the downfall of Rousey’s career. The fight ended once Holm connected with an iconic head-kick knockout.
Dana White Reveals
“When we put together fights, my job, because everyone is going to have an opinion right away saying, ‘This guy is going to win!’ My job is to get you to question who you think is going to win this fight,” White said in a recent interview with Tony Robbins.“So I need to gather all the information I can get on both guys. Then I need to sell you on why this fight isn’t going to go the way you think it’s going to go.”
“I would say my best one is Holly Holm versus Ronda Rousey,” White said (transcript courtesy of MMAJunkie). “I did a really good job with that one. When that fight came out the odds were incredibly huge that Ronda was going to win that fight. Nobody gave Holly a chance. I said, ‘Ronda’s never fought anybody like this. Holly striking, her head kicks, her this, her that.’ Even Joe Rogan said, ‘There’s no way Holly Holm wins this fight.’ Not only did we sell the fight, but Holly Holm won the fight.”
Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey’s first WWE title win. Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss was one of the featured matches on the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view this past Sunday night (Aug. 19). Rousey submitted Bliss in just four minutes to become the new WW…
Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey’s first WWE title win. Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss was one of the featured matches on the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view this past Sunday night (Aug. 19). Rousey submitted Bliss in just four minutes to become the new WWE Raw women’s champion. After the bout, Rousey celebrated and embraced with Natalya, […]
Last night (Sun. August 19, 2018) the WWE held its annual SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV). Due to what transpired, it’s no surprise that Cris Cyborg reacts to the event.
On the card was former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Rousey challenged Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Championship. “The Rowdy One” defeated Bliss with her armbar for the submission victory.
As a result, Rousey is now the WWE RAW Women’s Champion. It is her first title of her professional wrestling career. Rousey’s longtime rival in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), Cris Cyborg, offered her thoughts on the occasion.
Cyborg congratulated Rousey, who she called “the baddest woman on the planet.” She signed the congratulatory message as “the most feared woman on the planet”:
“Congrats to the baddest woman on the planet @rondarousey on the first of many @wwe belts. Sincerely, The most feared woman on the planet.”
Congrats to the baddest woman on the planet @rondarousey on the first of many @wwe belts.
Rousey has really taken to the world of professional wrestling nicely since debuting back in April. She picked up her first win inside the squared circle at WrestleMania 34. Rousey teamed up with her fellow Olympian Kurt Angle and defeated Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
She previously had a RAW Women’s Title match with Nia Jax but had that opportunity thwarted due to interference from Bliss. However, Rousey got sweet revenge last night when she took the title off Bliss at SummerSlam last night.
Ronda Rousey wins her first title under the WWE banner in a match that has been hyped up for months at their second biggest event of the year, SummerSlam.
Ronda Rousey Wins
The former UFC women’s champion took part in battle at Sunday’s (August 19, 2018) WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center on the WWE Network.
Rousey defeated Alexa Bliss to win the WWE Raw women’s title in a match that aired on the main card on their streaming service. As a result, this marked her first WWE title reign since making the jump from MMA to sports entertainment.
Watch her submission win via armbar over Alexa Bliss and some of the other scenes from her big win here:
Up until those losses, she was a wrecking machine as she ran through the top contenders in the division at the time. However, that all went away when she was dethroned of UFC gold by Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015 as Holm knocked her out with a head kick. Then, she suffered a 48-second TKO loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December 2016.
Rousey signed with the WWE in January 2018 where she made her promotional debut at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. She would then enter into a feud with Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. This would later lead to a match where she would team up with Kurt Angle to take on the WWE power couple in a mixed tag team match. This match took place at the biggest event of the year for the WWE, WrestleMania 34 in April.
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey continues to make progress in the world of pro wrestling as she was able to complete a big accomplishment while competing in the sports entertainment company.
Rousey beat Alicia Fox in a singles match on this week’s episode of WWE Raw in Jacksonville, FL at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on the USA Network, which marked her in-ring debut on the flagship show of the company. It was a short match that saw Rousey destroy her opponent with judo throws, slams, and a finishing submission hold.
Rousey has put distance between herself and MMA as now she’s in the sports entertainment business and is learning to make the transition from the Octagon to the ring. Rousey has been out of the fight game for two years after suffering devastating losses in her last two bouts under the UFC banner.
Up until those losses, she was a wrecking machine as she ran through the top contenders in the division at the time. However, that all went away when she was dethroned of UFC gold by Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015 as Holm knocked her out with a head kick in devastating style. Then, she suffered a 48-second TKO loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December 2016.
Rousey is now set to challenge Alexa Bliss for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship at the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view event that takes place on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center and will air on the WWE Network.
Cris Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey didn’t take place inside the Octagon, but can it come to fruition inside the squared circle? Cyborg and Rousey once had a heated feud, but a bout between the two never materialized. At the time, Cyborg was coming off …
Cris Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey didn’t take place inside the Octagon, but can it come to fruition inside the squared circle? Cyborg and Rousey once had a heated feud, but a bout between the two never materialized. At the time, Cyborg was coming off her destruction under the Strikeforce banner as a featherweight. Rousey made […]