Dana White reveals how he convinced Ronda Rousey to avoid getting a tattoo

Updated: 02 December, 2017 14:57 IST | A Correspondent |

Ultimate Fighting Championship boss Dana White reveals how he convinced former Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to avoid inking her body

Ultimate Fighting Championship chief Dana White has revealed how he once stopped then reigning Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey from getting tattoos done all over her body. Rousey is one of the greatest female athletes in UFC history. However, she suffered successive defeats to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes and has disappeared from the mixed martial arts scene. But she was not as pig-headed like present champions, said White.

Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey

He was referring to Irish champ Conor McGregor, who made a whopping 100 million dollars from his fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr in August. McGregor shunned White's advice to avoid tattoos. "The only one [top UFC fighter] who has ever really listened to me in all these years is Ronda [Rousey]. She was going to get a sleeve and I said, 'No, you are f****** not.

Dana White
Dana White

A sleeve — tattoos all the way up to her f****** neck. I said, 'No, no you are not. You are not getting a sleeve. Listen, tattoo yourself up as much as you want when you retire. Do not get a sleeve.' And she listened to me." And McGregor? "I told Conor to stop doing it and he said, 'you're f****** old, that's why you don't like it," said White.

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First Published: 02 December, 2017 14:52 IST

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