Ross plays down Rousey WWE links

Legendary announcer Jim Ross has dismissed suggestions that UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey could leave the Octagon in favour of a move to WWE.

Rousey made an appearance at WrestleMania 31, where she performed a judo toss on Triple H before twisting the arm of Stephanie McMahon.

Speaking to MMA Mania about a possible WWE move for Rousey, Ross answered a simple “No” when asked if the former Olympic medallist would cross codes.

"Only a special attraction for an event like Wrestlemania," Ross said of Rousey. "She's an attraction… Not an everyday player."

"Many UFC fans are displaced pro wrestling fans, simply waiting on a reason to reinvest in the genre. Cross promotion must be organic, and not a scripted effort.

"Ronda is becoming a pop culture icon with the 'it' factor, and an ever growing fan base who will support her various projects.

"Cross promotion is good for any entity like WWE and the UFC. More interested eyes equates to more, new monies."