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Hard to believe it’s been an entire 8 months since the MMA world has seen the previously undefeated Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey step into the octagon after being knocked senseless by Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November.
Fast forward to July and Lingerie Fighting Championships sees an opportunity to sign the UFC star to help boost their league. The CEO of Lingerie Fighting Championships Shaun Donnelly sent out a press release on Wednesday in hopes of signing Ronda Rousey if she retires from the UFC.
Lingerie Fighting Championships, Inc. (“LFC”) (OTCQB:BOTY) announced today that it will pursue Ronda Rousey in the event she retires from the UFC.
“Ronda Rousey has long been at the very top of our wish list,” said Shaun Donnelly, LFC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Not only is she one of the top fighters of all time, she is also a very beautiful woman who isn’t afraid to show off her sexy side.”
LFC has never made an offer to any fighter already under contract with another league but recent rumors that Rousey plans to retire if she loses a rematch to Holly Holm has changed the landscape.
“We have reason to believe that Ms. Rousey might seriously consider a role with Lingerie Fighting Championships, either as a competitor or an ambassador,” Donnelly says. “She has been critical in the past at how little female fighters are paid and LFC has always shown a real commitment to paying our fighters very well.”
Previous LFC events have boasted purses in excess of $15,000 and while Donnelly acknowledges this is a very small sum compared to what Rousey earns with the UFC, it is anticipated the publicly traded company might make an offer that combines purse with shares of the company.
“It’s still a long shot at this point,” Donnelly admits. “For one thing, I don’t believe Rousey will lose to Holm a second time. She’s an exceptional fighter and she’s going to have a long time to prepare. I wouldn’t bet against her under those circumstances.”
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