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Morning Report: Ronda Rousey extends UFC contract but wishes she could box Laila Ali or a world champion

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey won't ever be fighting former pro boxer Laila Ali, but it doesn't mean she isn't interested.

Fortunately for Ali, Rousey says she's extended her UFC contract ensuring she'll either being fighting in the Octagon or on screen.

"I'm a UFC fighter," Rousey said Wednesday on ESPN's First Take. "I just renegotiated. I have a lot of fights that I have in the UFC before I would be able to go do anything else."

Rousey didn't go into specifics about the length of her new deal, but we all know UFC president Dana White's fondness for locking down his biggest stars, especially ones with boxing dreams.

If not against against Ali, Rousey says she'd still like a chance to box professionally at a high level. 'Married to the UFC,' Rousey says she's 'come to appreciate' what a 'beautiful sport' boxing is.

"I hope so," Rousey said of boxing in the future. "I think that would be amazing. I'm not even saying specifically [against Ali]. She's retired and has kids and has moved on with her life. I would think maybe someone closer to my weight that has a world title belt. I would love to try it, but I have a lot going on. I have fights. I have two movies coming out. I have a book coming out. My schedule is a little full."

Rousey faces No. 1 contender Bethe Correia Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Trucking on.

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You can run.

As everyone should be aware, my opponent, TJ Dillashaw, got hurt and we will not fight on the 25th is a shame because I was preparing as best we can for this fight. So, I just have one thing to say this time: Dillashaw, u can run but you can not hide. Your time will come and you will do everything q q q is talking will do without escape, or I make u eat his words.


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Light and Heavy.

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Beef.

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ICYMI.

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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