MMA Video Classic: Ronda Rousey Tossing a BJJ Black Belt, Talks Transition from Olympics to MMA


Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey today is the first UFC women’s bantamweight champion. She’s 6-0, winning every single fight by armbar in the first round. She’s become a media magnate, and carries the weight of women’s MMA on her shoulders as she steps into the Octagon at UFC 157 on Saturday night to square off with fellow UFC history maker Liz Carmouche.

There was a time, however, when Rousey’s career was just ramping up; when she held a ton of promise as a former Olympian, but had yet to gain the traction that she has today.

Take a look back at a classic MMAWeekly.com video with Rousey as she tosses around a BJJ black belt in preparation for just the fourth fight of her career – against Julia Budd under the Strikeforce banner – and talks to Erik Fontanez about making the transition from Olympian to fighter.

And, yes, she was confident in her skills, even back then in 2011.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 162 views

With the line between athlete and entertainer becoming more blurred each year, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson finds himself working alongside some of MMA's biggest stars. Having filmed Fast & Furious 6 wi read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 11 views

And how high can Ronda Rousey go? ESPNW's Nine for IX takes an inside look at that fight and how Rousey's ascension is paving the way for female fighters. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 337 views

Ronda Rousey ESPN "Nine for IX" video documentary: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder is back in front of the camera and goes beyond her Octagon exploits to rev read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 46 views

Ronda Rousey is back in the training room, though it’s not for the purpose of preparing for an immediate fight. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 19 views

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey discusses who she'd like to face next and the growing stable of talent in the women's division. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 349 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey was a featured guest for the recent SportsCenter special "In Focus With Hannah Storm," which goes beyond the nu read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 120 views

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is featured in a new short documentary series, “Nine for IX Short,” which debuts today on espnW.com.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 337 views

ESPN filmmakers Nadine Mundo and Rena Mundo Croshere profiled UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in the latest installment of the network's Emmy-nominated "Nine for IX" series. The mini-d read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 48 views

Watch UFC women's recent free agent acquisition, former female boxing champion, Holly Holm, talk about her arm injury, getting called out by hungry opponents, Ronda Rousey and much more on the latest read news >>

Jump to: