Rousey scores Arum's only free ticket to Mayweather-Pacquiao
Following her dominant, 14-second win over Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on Saturday night, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was ready to spare no expense to land a ticket to the biggest boxing matchup in history as Floyd Mayweather takes on Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas.
Rousey earned $180,000 for her performance over Zingano and she was prepared to spend whatever it took to earn a seat as close to the ring as possible to see the highly anticipated boxing match.
But like Charlie Bucket scoring the magical golden ticket to visit Willie Wonka's chocolate factory, Rousey will reportedly sit ringside for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao as the only person in attendance to receive a complimentary pass.
According to the Daily Mail, promoter Bob Arum has been a fan of Rousey's for some time and after hearing that she so desperately wanted to attend the fight, he decided to gift her the only free ticket available for the fight card.
Tickets for the mega-fight haven't gone on sale yet, but prices are expected to reach astronomical levels once the coveted event becomes available to the public.
Prices on tickets are expected to reach in the neighborhood of $22,000 for floor seats with upper deck tickets going for around $2,300.
One can only imagine how much ringside tickets will cost.
Arum said originally because this event is so huge and expected to break every box office record in history, no tickets will be comped for celebrity guests such as Will Smith or Leonardo DiCaprio, who are regulars at boxing's biggest shows.
It seems being the baddest woman on the planet brings with it benefits even the world's biggest stars who only pretend to be bad asses can score.