Help wanted: New "guy in UFCs production truck."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ringside announcer, Joe Rogan, put women's Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, on the spot during a post-victory interview after she smashed Alexis Davis in 16 seconds (read fight recap here) in UFC 175's co-main event.
And it didn't go over too well.
Rogan -- at the behest of some poor soul "in the production truck" -- asked "Rowdy" if she would be interested in making an absurdly quick turnaround and headline UFC 176, which takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2014. That's right, three weeks until fight night and UFC still does not have a main event set after Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, was forced to withdraw with an injury.
And even though Rousey recently went on record that she would step up on "24 hours notice" if needed, she awkwardly explained that minor knee surgery was in her near future. However, she would discuss it with her team and make a more informed decision at a different time.
UFC President Dana White was right behind Rousey when all this was happening, and when the interview was over, it was impossible to miss a furious White screaming at the top of his lungs at Rogan, saying (paraphrase), "That was the stupidest fucking question ..."
If White's visceral reaction was any indication about Rousey competing in UFC 176's main event then it's safe to assume it's not going to happen.
But, if not her, then who?