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UFC 184: Dana White says Ronda Rousey is the female Mike Tyson

UFC 184: Dana White says Ronda Rousey is the female Mike Tyson

Ronda Rousey proved why she's the baddest female athlete in the entire world defeating Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds in the main event of Saturday's UFC 184.

Ronda Rousey proved why she's the baddest female athlete in the entire world defeating Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds in the main event of Saturday's UFC 184.

I was the quickest finish in a UFC title fight, breaking the record held by Andrei Arlovski when he knocked out Paul Buentello in just 15 seconds at UFC 55 in 2005.

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During the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked about comparing Rousey to former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson when he was in the prime of his career. 

"She is without a doubt that female version (of Tyson)," White said during the post-fight press conference. "I told her. There's very few situations where a fight goes 14 seconds and the crowd is cheering and going crazy and they're looking at each other with their mouths open and everybody knows how awesome Ronda is, but everybody was looking at each other with their mouths open because she was fighting Cat Zingano. This was going to be a tough-ass fight."

That is a pretty bold comparison to make, but it is a valid one considering Tyson was a human wrecking machine from when he won the heavyweight championship of the world from Trevor Berbick in Nov. 1986 until his loss to James "Buster" Douglas in Feb. 1990.

Tyson's longest fight in that time frame was when he beat Tyrell Biggs in Oct. 1987 by TKO with one second left in the seventh round. Rousey's longest fight in her run was when she beat Miesha Tate by third round submission in their rematch at UFC 168 in December of 2013. 

Zingano was supposed to be the toughest test to date for Rousey and disposed her quicker than you can throw away garbage. Who is next for Rousey? A third fight with Tate, Bethe Correira, Holly Holm or Jessica Eye? White even mockingly joked about Rousey facing men as she will be a significant favorite heading into her fights from here on out until she loses fight, which is a big if at this point.

“Yeah, we’re going to move her to the men’s division, and see if the odds.. I don’t know what to do with this lady,” White said.

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA writer and contributor for Sporting News. You can email him at stevemuehlhausen@yahoo.com and can find him on Twitter @SMuehlhausenMMA.

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