Ronda Rousey has officially signed with the UFC, according to UFC president Dana.
Rousey's manager, Darin Harvey, later confirmed the news to Yahoo! Contributor network on Friday.
"Yes, it's official. Ronda Rousey did sign with the UFC," White told The Jim Rome Show.
White has admittedly never been interested in women's MMA due to the lack of depth, but Rousey, an Olympic judoka, has the UFC executive changing his tone.
"She has the whole package," White said on the radio show. "She might be beautiful on the outside, she's a Diaz brother on the inside. She's a real fighter, she's very talented, she has the credentials, the pedigree, everything. I think she has that 'it-factor.' I think she's going to be a big superstar."
White added that the 135-pound women's division has the depth that'll allow the UFC to showcase fights, but other divisions still lack competitive fighters. The bantamweight division has 24 months worth of good fights lined up, according to the UFC president.
"The next two years, we've got really good opponents," he said. "It's going to be really interesting."
Harvey could not confirm a date for Rousey's UFC debut or her opponent, but he speculated that February is his best guess for her first fight.
Erik Fontanez is an MMA writer and reporter for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow Erik on Twitter at @Erik_Fontanez
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