Ronda Rousey hopes to 'move up' pound-for-pound rankings 'even more' with win over Miesha Tate at UFC 168

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Ronda Rousey is the newest addition to UFC's Top 10 pound-for-pound fighter rankings. In a conference call earlier this afternoon to promote UFC 168, which is set to go down on Dec. 28, 2013, from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, "Rowdy" explained how she felt about her recent inclusion.

Ronda Rousey can add another accolade to her mixed martial arts (MMA) resume.

With her inclusion at No. 10 on the latest official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pound-for-pound rankings, "Rowdy" became the first female fighter ever to be listed amidst nine other male counterparts.

During a conference call earlier this afternoon (listen to full audio replay here) to promote UFC 168, which takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the women's Bantamweight titleholder spoke about the unprecedented development.

Her feelings:

"I was actually really surprised -- a friend of mine told me yesterday and I wasn't really expecting it. I thought that they wouldn't include me on the top pound one until after I beat Miesha -- kinda cool that I got on there a little early it'll be nice to see if it changes at all after this fight and I move up on it even more."

Despite her surprise, it sounds as if the former Strikeforce champion might have had an inkling that it would happen eventually regardless of the career plans of former Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

Meanwhile, with a victory over Miesha Tate later this year, don't be surprised to see Rousey continue her ascent up the pound-for-pound list well into 2014.

Especially if "Cyborg" continues to compete elsewhere.

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