"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey paved the way for females to take over the spotlight in the UFC. But now that the former MMA world champion is a full-time member of the WWE, she's proving to be a game-changer for women inside the squared circle as well.
Earlier this month, UFC flyweight star Paige VanZant confirmed that she wants to follow Rousey to the WWE. And just this week, fellow UFC flyweight Katlyn "Blonde Fighter" Chookagian wrote on Twitter that she "always wanted" to be a competitor in the WWE.
What should fans take away from the New Jersey star's mysterious tweet? First of all, UFC supporters shouldn't get too worried about Chookagian jumping ship to the realm of pro wrestling.
She's ranked in the top 10 in the world at flyweight, and not far off from a championship opportunity in the UFC. Her MMA career is going quite well, as the 29-year-old has amassed an impressive 3-1 record inside the world-famous Octagon.
Since Chookagian is coming off a win and in good shape to make a run at a world title, joining the WWE shouldn't be on the radar -- at least not yet. A WWE opportunity could come up if she continues to build steam and become a household name, but that is likely to be at least a few years down the line.
In the meantime, "Blonde Fighter" will continue on as a UFC fighter. It hasn't yet been announced when her next appearance will be inside the cage. Hopefully, the UFC's matchmaking team gets her back into action in the near future.