Irish boxer Katie Taylor has expressed her desire to do become a big name in professional boxing just like UFC star Ronda Rousey.
Rouse, the 29-year-old American mixed martial artist, is one of the best women fighters in the industry, holding an impressive MMA record of 12-1. She suffered her first defeat against Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015.
Taylor, who is a five-time world champion, won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. However, she failed to replicate the same at the Rio 2016 Olympics as he lost her opening bout. She will make her professional debut when she takes on Poland's Karina Kopinska at the Wembley Arena on 26 November.
The 30-year-old has admitted that she wants to continue in her field, despite losing in the Olympics Games earlier in August. Taylor also went on to stress that she has many years under her belt and has set her sights on winning belts, even at higher weights.
"I'd love to win a world title, unify the belts and win belts at higher weights. I'd like to do what Ronda Rousey has done in UFC, become a big name in professional boxing and raise the profile of the sport," Taylor explained, as quoted by the BBC.
"UFC take their female fighters very seriously and they claim equal billing to the men on the shows. That's huge, and that's why a lot of boxers are turning to UFC."
"This is the platform women's boxing needs. We need a few of the big names to turn over, like Claressa Shields did at the weekend [the double Olympic middleweight champion won her debut against Franchon Crews].
"I am not motivated by money. I made a good living in the amateurs and now it's a new challenge and new goals and that's what is exciting for me."
"I never felt like walking away. I performed badly at the Olympics but I knew that the best was yet to come. I am a fresh 30-year-old and I have many, many years left in me."