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Dana White: Ronda Rousey is the female version of Mike Tyson

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UFC President Dana White compares UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Ronda Rousey needed a mere 14 seconds to dispatch a legitimately tough title challenger in their main event. Coupled with her prior win against Alexis Davis, she has spent a grand total of 30 seconds in her last two fights - a remarkable achievement, and one that begs the comparison with a boxing legend from the 1990s, Mike Tyson.

Apart from the speed with which she concludes her fights, Rousey has proven to be a dominant force in the division, and continues to widen the talent gap between herself and her top competition. She does so with such awe-inspiring mastery that comparisons to other incredible champions becomes more than just simple hyperbole.

Asked at the post-fight press conference whether Rousey should be compared to Tyson, UFC President Dana White confidently gave his stamp of approval.

"She is - without a doubt - that female version of him," he explained (via MMAFighting.com). "I told her. We just talked about this. It got to a point with the Tyson thing where...well, tonight. Let's talk about tonight.

"You guys have been around the fight game a long time," White told the media. "There's very few situations where a fight goes 14 seconds and the crowd is cheering and going crazy, looking at each other with their mouths open."

While White appeared satisfied with Rousey's tear through the division, and the aura she has generated along with it, other pundits are not certain that a comparison to Tyson is necessarily a good thing. FOX Sports' Damon Martin argues that the comparison only shows how shallow her division truly is.

"Tyson's tear through the heavyweight division, as impressive as it was, never will be compared to the all-time greats, if for no other reason than the fact that during his peak years in the late 1980s, the level of competition just wasn't up to par. Tyson tore through fighters like a butcher knife through tissue paper, but he never faced fighters on his level until years later. As it turns out, those were the fights Tyson struggled with the most, in two losses to Evander Holyfield and another to Lennox Lewis, both of whom routinely land higher in the discussion of best boxers of all time."

That may certainly be an issue that Rousey encounters when analyzing her legacy in the sport, but considering her historic accomplishments for WMMA and the UFC, it is highly unlikely that she will be left out of the discussion of great champions in the sport.