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Ronda Rousey wants to become boxing and WWE Diva champion

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey wants to become the most dominant female athlete of all time.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Being the female pound for pound #1 in mixed martial arts isn't enough for Ronda Rousey. The Olympic bronze medalist won the 'Best Female Athlete' award at the ESPY's in July, and "Rowdy" truly wants to live up to her billing as the greatest.

At a recent media luncheon in in Los Angeles (per Fox Sports), the undefeated bantamweight champion revealed her long-term aspirations. Rousey wants to become a household name in boxing and the WWE after she's retired from MMA.

"What I'd really like to do — and I don't know if I'll have the time and I just want to do so many things, but — I want to be remembered as one of the greatest fighters of all time at any sport. What I would love to do: I got an Olympic medal, I would want to retire from MMA as one of the greatest of all time. I would love to have the chance to be the boxing world champion, and I would love to have the chance to be a jiu-jitsu world champion. I'd love to have the chance to be the Divas world champion and just be the best of everything at one point."

The 28-year-old has already proved to be a hit in the WWE: Rousey entered the ring at Wrestlemania 31 in March and dazzled fans with her judo throw of Triple H. The Levi's stadium in California erupted with cheers after Ronda made her entrance with The Rock.

The Judoka will have her boxing skills tested when she defends her 135 lbs. title against against decorated boxing champion Holly Holm at UFC 193. The pay-per-view goes down at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on November 15th.