Valerie Loureda says fight with Ronda Rousey is dream WWE match
We spoke with Loureda — who officially became a member of WWE on Wednesday — and asked her if there was one particular opponent she was eyeing before debuting on the main roster … and she said yes, telling us, “Definitely, Ronda.”
“She tweeted the other day ‘Who’s next?’ and before I even found out I was getting a contract with WWE, I tweeted back, ‘me,'” Loureda said of Rousey. “And that’s the goal I have one day.”
Valerie and Ronda both have MMA backgrounds … and, in fact, Loureda says seeing Ronda fight back in the early 2010s inspired her to want to do the same.
“I never watched MMA before in my life,” Loureda said, “and just so happens, Ronda was fighting, and I saw a beautiful woman fighting in a cage … and I got goosebumps.”
“I said, ‘Nana, if she’s doing that, I can do it too,’ and that’s really what gave me all that fire and passion inside of me to begin my martial arts journey.”
Valerie — who grew up an expert in taekwondo — knows the transition from the cage to the squared circle will be a tough one, but she said if she ever gets in the ring with Ronda … there will be fireworks.
“We’re both MMA fighters and it will be a great show,” she added. “I can promise you that.”