16 Photos of Ronda Rousey - Female Athlete Of The Year
Written by Ana Krneta
Ronda Rousey is one of the most accomplished female athletes in history. Especially pertaining to professional MMA fighting.
- She was the first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.
- She was undefeated in her first twelve MMA fights, she 11 of these fights in the first round.
She has taken a break in the last year since her surprising loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. She will be fighting Amanda Nunes on Dec 30, 2016 at UFC 207.
Ronda has also been dipping her toe into Hollywood, showing off her comedic and acting chops. Right now, the world is her oyster and she has only up to go. Not only is she talented and an amazing fighter, she looks pretty amazing as well! Here are 16 of her hottest photos and some insight into the fighter.
1/ Ronda didn't have the easiest start in life. She was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and went on to have serious speech struggles during the first years of life. She had something called apraxia, which is a childhood speech sound disorder caused by neurological reasons. At age 3, she began intensive speech therapy till around the age of 6. Before that, she was not able to even put a sentence together.
2/ She loves to get it on before a fight! When she did an interview with Maxim, she explained that it's a proven fact that intimacy is a good thing for a woman to do because it raises her testosterone level. She added that she can only really do it when she is dating someone, other wise she's going into the ring with nothing beforehand.
3/ McGregor is not the only one in the UFC that is great at trash talk. A big part of MMA fighting is actually psychological game in trying to psych your opponent out and Rousey is really good at being terrifying her opponents. For example, before her fight with Sarah Kaufman, Rousey told her she was going to rip her arm off, throw it in the corner and then pound her face to death.
4/ She is an Olympic medalist. She won the bronze in judo in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Judo was made an official olympic sport in 1992 and she was the first American to win an Olympic medal in Women’s Judo since it was added to the Olympics.
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