Once again the fans have voted, and the critics have been silenced. Ronda Rousey was recently voted #2 on the AskMen.com Top 99 Outstanding Women just behind Emma Watson, who’s involvement with the United Nations’ “HeForShe campaign” has made her the face of feminism. It is clear that the UFC women’s bantamweight champion is making her impact worldwide not only inside the Octagon but outside as well.
She’s committed to growing the sport — and she downplays the whole role model thing, but there’s no bigger role model in all of sports than this woman right here. And not just to little girls, not just to women, to men too.
— UFC president Dana White
Whatever you do, don’t tell Ronda Rousey she fights like a girl. For one, as the recent #LikeAGirl hashtag made abundantly clear, it’s time to drop an antiquated insult like that. For two, if she fights like anything, she fights like a winner. Proof? Take her 14-second takedown of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 — the fastest in UFC history. Meanwhile, with no real rivals in sight, she’s elbowing her way into pop culture, with upcoming roles in Furious 7 and Entourage. Ronda’s on top of the world right now. Look out, everyone else.
FACT: Rousey’s pre-fight breakfast is typically eggs, turkey bacon, spinach and… Himalayan salt.
— Business Insider
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