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UFC President Reveals Who He Views As The Sport’s Biggest Star

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

UFC president Dana White believes that Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the sport.

White addressed star power when he was asked about who was a bigger star between Conor McGregor and Rousey Hot 97 in New York to promote UFC 205. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Photos Of Ronda Rousey On The Internet)

He said the following:

By far. Not even close. By far the biggest star. Ronda Rousey is such a big star. When you go down to Brazil, they don’t care who you are. They want the Brazilian to whup 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.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JULY 31: UFC Strawweight Champion Ronda Rousey of the United States poses for photographers during the UFC 190 Rousey v Correia weigh-in at HSBC Arena on July 31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

That is an incredible claim considering the fact that the former champion hasn’t fought in over a year. However, rumors have been swirling that Rousey’s return to the sport is imminent. (SLIDESHOW: UFC Star Arianny Celeste Is Nearly Naked For All Her Fans In These Pictures)

McGregor’s response to claims he’s not the biggest star should be epic.

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