For the first 21 seasons of the hit television show UFC’s the Ultimate Fighter, the show featured male coaches and competitors. That was until the 22nd season where the show featured Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate as coaches and had all female competitors. The premise of the reality show is to have professional UFC fighter’s coach hopeful fighters, where the winner wins a contact to fight in the UFC. Viewership for the show had a 20% increase on weeks when women fought. (Greenwell, Hancock, Simmons, Thorn) This shows the impact that Rousey is having on people and the sport. To have a 20% increase on weeks when women fight is huge, I think its fans watching the show hoping to see the next Ronda Rousey. A lot of people watched the show in general just because she was on it. The sport is becoming more and more popular and Ronda Rousey is a big reason why. Rousey i...
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...pply to women in a number of ways, if you have the same mindset as Ronda Rousey you can do anything. You need to work as hard as you can and great things can happen. You need to tell yourself that just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you should be treated differently. Rousey took a male dominated sport and became the face of the company from her determination. There were many that thought she would fail on the way but that only made her work harder. She knew she had every right to want to compete just like the men and she never gave up on her dream. She convinced a nation that women fighting in MMA are a good thing. She inspired and grew the sport, so now a number of different people are fans when they might not have been if it wasn’t for her. She is a great role model for young women out there, that if you set your mind to something you can accomplish anything.
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