Ronda Rousey is the first woman ever to be announced as a coach on UFC’s long running reality show The Ultimate Fighter. The show will feature male and female bantamweights for the first time.
Dana White made the announcement before the pay per view portion of UFC 158 kicked off. Rousey will coach alongside the winner of Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano who face off at the finale of this seasons Ultimate Fighter on April 18th.
The twist in the show’s format is that men and women will live together in the Ultimate Fighter house for the six week period. We’ve seen in the past how fighters can react to being cut off from the world and put in that environment. Add in women and the guys could get a little bit crazy. Rousey herself called the Olympic Village ‘one big orgy’ with a ton of athletes all at their physical peak living together like superstars.
Rousey’s fight with Tate in March 2012 was one of the best of the year featuring one of the most gruesome finishes in recent memory.
Zingano is undefeated in her career although she has only fought twice in what can be considered top flight promotions. She is awesome on the ground and has an extensive background in Muay Thai. The fight has all the makings of a war. Both women are one fight away making some serious money in the biggest fight of both their careers.