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Ronda Rousey Says She Wants the WWE Divas Championship

Once her MMA days are done, the Rowdy One has her eyes set on WWE’s women’s title – and the current champ is ready

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Ronda Rousey: Future WWE Divas Champion?

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Just because Ronda Rousey won’t face off with Floyd Mayweather doesn’t mean she won’t step outside the Octagon for a fight.

By now, we all know that beatdowns are Rousey’s business, and business is good. Not only does the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champ sport a 12-0 record since making her MMA debut in 2011, nobody has really come close to knocking her off of her throne. Bethe Correia, Rousey’s last opponent (who famously proclaimed “I can go in there and beat her“) lasted just 34 seconds before a flurry of punches sent her free-falling to the ground.

And what was with Rousey taking her sweet time, too.

So now, Ronda is looking elsewhere for challenges. In preparation for her fight against Holly Holm at UFC 193 on November 14, she met with the media in Los Angeles on Tuesday and discussed her plans for life after UFC. While she hopes to eventually make the transition to boxing and jiu-jitsu, she also intends on living out her WWE dream by becoming the company’s Divas Champion.

“What I would love to do, I got an Olympic medal, I would want to retire from MMA as one of the greatest of all time, I would love to have the chance to be the boxing world champion and I would love to have the chance to be a jiu-jitsu world champion,” Rousey said. “I’d love to have the chance to be the Divas world champion and just be the best of everything at one point.”

Rousey, of course, is a huge wrestling fan, and last showed up in a WWE ring in March, when she locked a submission move on Vince McMahon’s daughter, Stephanie, at WrestleMania (it was awesome). And with the next installment of the Showcase of Sports Entertainment taking place inside the massive AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, you know WWE is dreaming of booking her in a match – even though her schedule probably won’t allow it.

But that didn’t stop Rousey’s potential opponent, current Divas Champion Charlotte, from already accepting the challenge:

We admire her courage, but as Bethe Correia or Cat Zingano can attest to, Charlotte should be careful what she wishes for. 

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