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WWE news: Paul Heyman wants to manage UFC champ Ronda Rousey

According to an Aug. 12 report from FOX Sports, Paul Heyman thinks UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey would be a great fit for a role under the WWE banner. He told FOX Sports that if Rousey competed under the WWE umbrella, that he would love to for her to be his client. He didn't go deep into detail about what he would like to see Rousey do in the WWE, so his comments left plenty of questions to be answered down the road. Currently, Heyman is not managing any female wrestlers.

WWE star Paul Heyman wants to manage UFC champ Ronda Rousey
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Since Heyman typically managed heel characters, Rousey would be a perfect fit. She has stated in the past that she likes when fans boo her and that she enjoys playing the heel role, so Heyman could be a nice choice to manage her if she does make the WWE main card roster. Does Heyman expect Rousey to be a WWE Divas Division superstar, competing against the likes of AJ Lee and Paige? Would he like to see Rousey in a role similar to that of Vickie Guerrero, as basically an on-air authority figure who sometimes engaged in inside-the-ring festivities? No one knows for sure.

Heyman didn't explain what role he would like to see Rousey take on, just that he would enjoy seeing her join the WWE sometime down the road. Here's the thing: Heyman wasn't just blowing smoke. If there's anyone who can make it happen, it's Heyman. He is a very influential figure in the realm of pro sports, so he could be key in helping convince WWE officials to bring her on board sometime down the road.

At present time, Rousey is the UFC's bantamweight champion. However, she is constantly challenging herself to engage in various roles. Rousey is currently out promoting "The Expendables 3," her first major film role. Over the next 12 months, Rousey will appear on the big screen in "Entourage" and "Fast and Furious 7." Could a WWE appearance be next on the agenda? Time will tell how the situation plays out.

Rousey is a huge pro wrestling fan and she is often spotted hanging out with CM Punk and WWE Divas superstar Natalya, so there's always a chance. The WWE is also struggling to reel in new subscribers to the WWE Network, so bringing in Rousey would certainly do wonders to get some UFC fans on board with the network.

Rousey is currently rehabbing from an injury suffered during her last UFC fight, but she is expected to appear back in the cage sometime in early-2015. After that, it's anyone's guess. The only thing for sure is that the future is quite bright for Rousey. She has proven that she can do anything she sets her mind to, whether it be acting, fighting or wrestling.

As for Heyman, he is best known for being Brock Lesnar's official manager. Besides Lesnar, he has managed the likes of Cesaro and CM Punk. Heyman generally manages the WWE's top main card villains, so it would be a big deal if he managed Rousey. Heyman is expected to corner Lesnar for his SummerSlam bout with John Cena, this weekend in Los Angeles. Lesnar will be looking to become the new WWE champ, and Heyman will be representing him at the show.