Ronda Rousey was formally inducted into UFC’s Hall of Fame during Thursday night's ceremony in Las Vegas.
The Baddest Woman on the Planet was enshrined into the “Modern” wing of the UFC’s Hall of Fame thanks to her historic reign as UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. As titleholder, Rousey was known for ending fights almost instantly with her signature armbar, a maneuver she used to great success in a dominant stint that stretched from 2013-15.
Rousey, who was inducted by UFC President Dana White, spoke candidly during her acceptance speech about the support she received from her fans and the remarkable impact she made during her storied MMA career.
"I look around and think together we built this, this division, this sport, this revolution," she said. "Together, we have redefined what it means to be strong, to be sexy. We’ve changed what it means to 'fight like a girl.'"
By joining Forrest Griffin, BJ Penn and Urijah Faber in the Modern wing, Rousey is now the first woman to enter UFC's Hall of Fame.
Social media reacts to Rousey's UFC Hall of Fame induction
The WWE Universe came alive across social media to react to Rousey's induction into UFC's Hall of Fame. Below is a small sample of what was being said about her historic night.
“We changed what it means to fight like a girl.” Amen Ronda! Congratulations @RondaRousey on your induction into the #UFCHOF! Thank you for your fearless leadership and for changing the lives of girls and women everywhere! #NeverSayNever! https://t.co/ZZTtOirIsa— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) July 6, 2018
History is made!— ESPN (@espn) July 6, 2018
Ronda Rousey becomes the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/Ry8KgA3omH
I’m so incredibly proud of you @RondaRousey on your #UFCHoF induction tonight! I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more. You are proof that everything you put your heart and soul into, turns to gold.— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) July 6, 2018
🥋♥️🤼♀️ #borntodothis pic.twitter.com/kWO2vDCPlp
The door was closed until you knocked it down. An athlete, an inspiration, and a fighter in every sense of the word, @RondaRousey. Congratulations on your #UFCHOF induction, here’s to the future, dreaming big, and knowing nothing is impossible. https://t.co/Cil4Vmjrtv— Triple H (@TripleH) July 6, 2018
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I had so many more to thank than I could have used the time I had the stage for. Everyone I know personally, I can thank in person ... last night was for YOU. Thank YOU for watching and letting the adventures of this Venetian judoka with a bad reputation change the world🙏🏼❤️