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Dana White and Ronda Rousey Discuss the Media Attention For UFC 157

February 22, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Dana White and Ronda Rousey recently spoke about all of the media attention surrounding UFC 157. Here are the highlights…

Dana on Initially Saying No Women in the UFC: “Every interview that I have done leading up to this fight this week, they’ve played that clip,” White told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. “After I did my homework and I saw some of these fights and I got into it and I met the girls, it is the right thing to do, and I’m proud to be standing here today announcing that this fight is happening.”

Ronda on All of the Media: “It’s fun, but I’m going to sit back and enjoy it after I win,” Rousey said. “I was expecting it to be a chaotic, circus kind of thing. It met those expectations and a little bit more, but there’s no amount of media, there’s no loss of sleep, there’s nothing that can really save Liz Carmouche from losing to me.”

White on Rousey’s Media Reach: “No fighter has ever fought in the UFC that has had more attention than she has,” White said. “It’s a fact. Honestly, going into it, I didn’t know that would happen. I didn’t know HBO and Time magazine and all these other outlets that never cover us would.”



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