Ronda Rousey: Mixed Martial Arts

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Ronda Rousey has had a major impact on women’s participation and interest in the sport of MMA. Mixed Martial Arts or MMA is the most violent sport there is today. Over the past 20 years Mixed Martial Arts has risen in popularity. MMA is seen as a male dominated sport though women’s participation in the sports has gone up recently. On February 23, 2013 two women were featured on the main fight card for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The fight in which Ronda Rousey defeated Liz Carmouche was a huge success. This fight was the first of its kind, for the previously all male UFC. Women have been competing in MMA since the mid-1990s, though for year’s women fighters were fighting in Japan. The first women’s MMA fight in the United States of…show more content…
Ann Maria was the first American man or woman to win a world judo championship, in 1984. (Segura) Judo is a style of fighting that many MMA fighters use as a basis for their fighting. So naturally Ronda would become a judo champ herself following in her mother’s footsteps. To understand how Ronda Rousey got to this point you need to go back to the beginning. Ronda has always been a fighter, when she was born her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck, this blocked oxygen from going to her brain and led to some damage that affected her speech.…show more content…
She has appeared in movies such as “Entourage", “Furious 7", "The Expendables 3" all being released within the last year. (Grinberg) She is also out there prompting her fights and getting as much publicity as possibly. Rousey’s been called a pioneer, a megastar, a badass, a beast. She 's also been called arrogant, brash and cocky. Few would dispute her claim that she 's "the best fighter in the whole world" -- male or female. (Grinberg) She is very confident in her abilities and herself that has taken to her to his point in her life. Confidence is very important for a fighter and for Rousey she is filled with it. She believes that anyone who steps into the octagon with her is going to lose and going to lose
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