UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey isn’t just kick-ass because she, well, kicks people’s asses.
If you don’t already know who Ronda Rousey is, you’ve probably been doing an awful lot of awkward nodding and answering questions with questions lately.
“On the cover of Men’s Health, is she?”
“Said she would attend a Marine Corps ball with a U.S. Marine, hey?”
“Shamed for being built like a man, hmmm?”
Look – this is a safe space. It’s okay to admit you haven’t heard of the UFC bantamweight champion, or you’re not sure what all the fuss is about.
But Rousey’s star is on the rise in a big way – and it’s about time you jumped on the bandwagon.
See, Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey isn’t just kick-arse because she, well, kicks people’s arses. In fact, that’s sort of the least important part. Sure, she qualified for the Olympics in Judo at seventeen. Sure, she has a 11 – 0 record in UFC. (If you’re not sure what that means, just take it from me – she’s really good at fighting). Sure, she’s the UFC’s highest paid fighter, male or female.
Those achievements are impressive. Incredible, even. Rousey is an exceptionally skilled sportswoman, and she’s transformed that skill into a highly lucrative career.
They’re not the reason people love her, though.
As it happens, it’s her ability to be completely and utterly herself – screw what anyone else thinks – that’s won over UFC fans and the world at large.
When told her body was “too masculine” earlier this year, Rousey hit back at critics in a popular vlog series.