Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the known universe.
This may not be the most truthful statement ever written. But it feels that way, here in one of the many rooms that make up the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Rousey, clad in a gray Marilyn Monroe shirt, black leather jacket, designer Chuck Taylors and a gold Octagon necklace, is holding court on a small stage constructed specifically for her.
To Rousey’s left is UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. He is discussing his title defense again more
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was a Star Wars fan and talks about being star struck when meeting one of the leading actors of the legendary movie series. more
Those might have been 16 costly seconds for Ronda Rousey at UFC 175. UFC President Dana White revealed on SportsCenter the women's bantamweight champion may have broken her hand while knocking out Alexis Davis: Rousey required stitches to close up a cut on her hand after the fight, per Sportsnet's Mike Johnston (Warning: image is graphic): The injury was likely a result of one of the many blows she unloaded on Davis while the challenger was pinned on the mat. After landing a flurry of punches, t more
There's something disconcerting about finding beauty in the midst of absurdly cartoonish violence, but there was something jaw-droppingly gorgeous about Ronda Rousey's UFC 175 win over Alexis Davis. Watching Davis fly through the air, her night already over long before Rousey's perfect harai goshi throw ended all doubts, was mesmerizing. It may have lasted less than two seconds in real time—but in that moment, and in our memories, Davis hung in the air forever. It's here, in those eye blinks whe more
Boxing's pound-for-pound best Floyd Mayweather Jr. claims to not know who Ronda Rousey is. more
Ronda Rousey made history by becoming the first MMA fighter to win an ESPY award.
While most MMA fans were obviously tuned into UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller, there was the matter of the ESPY awards in Los Angeles. One of the categories for the ESPN-presented ceremony was "Best Female Athlete", with nominees Maya Moore (WNBA), Mikaela Shiffrin (2014 Olympic gold medalist in slalom skiing), Breanna Stewart (UConn college basketball), and UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
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Dana White isn’t shy when it comes to making bold claims, but perhaps the most curious of his recent claims is his assertion that Ronda Rousey is the biggest star the UFC has ever seen.
What exactly does it mean to be a star, though? It has something to do with renown, critical acclaim, transcendence, mass appeal and the ability to both earn and generate money. However, the truth is that superstardom, as a concept, isn’t particularly well defined.
There’s an arbitrariness that makes measuring it more
LOS ANGELES - You can analyze the X's and O's of what goes into making a champion all day if you'd like.
But UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey says she simply wants to be the champion more than her opponents.
Specifically, Rousey said she wanted it more than her last foe, Sara McMann.
Rousey was asked at a Friday UFC 175 media luncheon about what it takes to stay at the top of the heap. The undefeated bantamweight champion singled out McMann, whom she defeated in just over a minute more
There's no love lost between UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Invicta FC featherweight titleholder Cristiane Justino, but it sounds like the bad blood is boiling over with the "Rowdy" one. At a media lunch in Los Angeles on Friday, the former Olympic bronze medalist seemed to get visibly angry when asked about a superfight with "Cyborg," per MMA Fighting. I wanted to fight her, but the thing is, she's the one that ran away. They announced out of competition drug testing in the more