It appears Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey is a free woman.
Well, kind of.
Last month, Rousey's legal counsel attempted to get her out of a contract with Fight Tribe management. Today, "Rowdy" got some good news: the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) voted to let the fighter out of the portion of her contract with Fight Tribe that covers her in-cage mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
However, it wasn't exactly the clean break she was looking for.
Arbiter and CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster has yet to make a ruling determining whether Rousey can get out of the portion of her contract with Fight Tribe that covers income generated from avenues other than fighting.
Here is an excerpt from Foster's ruling earlier today (per Sherdog.com):
The agreement is hereby found to be invalid and unenforceable as it relates to Rousey's professional fighting services and Harvey's professional fighting management services, only; the Commission makes no findings as to the other parts of the agreement that are not directly relating to MMA fighting and defers these matters to the California Superior Court. Rousey and Harvey are released from their fighter-manager agreement dated May 15, 2012, and the California State Athletic Commission orders any and all purses, which may have been partially or wholly withheld to be released to Rousey.
Rousey's contact with Fight Tribe calls for a 10-percent cut of all non-fight related commercial revenue, which could amount for a significant chunk of change given her budding Hollywood career (sample).
For more on her contract with Fight Tribe click here.