Ronda Rousey, former UFC star, 'finalizing' a deal with WWE

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Ronda Rousey's Ultimate Fighting Championship career effectively ended past year, when she was beaten by Amanda Nunes inside 48 seconds.

That would be huge for wrestling fans as Rousey would lock horns with the likes of Paige, Asuka, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair and many more.

If WWE didn't want to wait until WrestleMania 34 on April 8, then Rousey could appear at the 2018 Royal Rumble on January 28 at the Wells Fargo Center.

USA Today reports that "two people close" to Rousey asserted that the Olympic bronze medalist is finalising a deal to jump across to Vince McMahon's pro-graps megalith, which would quite obviously carry a hefty price-tag with it given Rousey's star appeal.

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 will likely include an appearance at WrestleMania 34 in April.

Ronda Rousey is reportedly finalizing a deal with WWE that should be revealed in the immediate future.

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Triple H said the ex-UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion wants the opportunity to work with WWE again two months ago.

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.

"She's achieved everything she's wanted to do, she's made a [expletive]-load of money, and now she actually wants to have a life", White told reporters at a press conference. But it sounds like we haven't seen the last of her in combat.

Rousey issued a challenge to Flair: "You name the time, you name the place". It's been a stark contrast from the fighter who lived in the public eye during her run of dominance with star turns like her appearance in the "Entourage" movie. Her final fight with Nunes was in December of a year ago.

MMA Weekly reported Wednesday that, as production on that film is expected to last until February, Rousey would not be a full-time member of WWE but would participate in some of the company's most high-profile events over the coming year.