Dana White Says Ronda Rousey is a Bigger Star Than Conor McGregor

By Staff  |  10/03/2016

Ronda Rousey

It's been nearly a year since Ronda Rousey was upset by Holly Holm. While she's taking time off, Conor McGregor has emerged as the UFC's newest superstar, but who's the biggest star?

During an interview with Hot 97, UFC president Dana White had an answer.

He said that Rousey is "by far" has more star power than McGregor. "By far. Not even close," White said.

"By far the biggest star. Ronda Rousey is such a big star," he continued. "When you go down to Brazil, they don’t care who you are. They want the Brazilian to whoop your ass. When Ronda went down there, they cheered for Ronda over the Brazilian. Never seen that before in my life, and will probably never see it again. That’s how big Ronda Rousey is."

Rousey has said she wants to make a comeback, and according to White, even wants to take on longtime rival Cris Cyborg. However, there's still no date set.