(Ronda preparing for her launch into the stratosphere of super stardom)
While there hasn’t been official confirmation yet, rumors are once again swirling that Strikeforce is dead and everyone is celebrating like ewoks at the end of Return of the Jedi. The biggest cause for excitement? Women in the UFC, headed by Ronda Rousey. She’s being dubbed ‘the first woman signed to the UFC’, which is pretty cool … if it were actually true. According to Ronda and her manager, this is all a bit premature. From Ronda:
“Dude, come on. Seriously? If anything was ever going to be released, do you think they would do it through me on your iphone in a hanger? Not today. I don’t know nothing. It seems really cool, I would like it to be that way. I haven’t signed any bout agreements, I don’t know exactly what’s going on yet. I know just as much as what everybody else knows right now. I don’t know. I don’t know if anything’s final or whatever. I told you, I know just as much as you do.”
“Right now, nothing has changed,” says Darin Harvey of Fight Tribe, noting that Rousey is in Las Vegas to fly with the Thunderbirds, the Air Force demonstration squadron, and not to sign a UFC contract.
While the deal with the UFC isn’t official, it seems inevitable.
Yeah, this all just sounds like everyone being tight lipped until the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed on the dissolution of Strikeforce. Which is hopefully actually going to happen this time. If not, you’d think the wave of elation and excitement fans feel whenever the prospect of Strikeforce finally dying would tell the people running it something.