Chalk up another one for the ol’ resume for Ronda Rousey.

The UFC women’s bantamweight champ has been named to Time magazine’s list of “30 People Under 30 Changing the World.”

And while there is likely to be a little backlash over just how much a fighter can change the world, there is no denying that Rousey certainly changed the face of the MMA world when she became the first woman to sign with the UFC. And from that, her mainstream appeal and how she is helping change women’s sports as a whole is what Time appears to have had its eye on.

“Rousey is updating the face of female athletics through her tough skills and commercial successes,” the magazine posted online with its story about the 30 individuals on the list.

The list includes honorees in 11 different categories, ranging from Culture to Sports, Media to Politics and Education to Science.

Rousey debuted in the UFC in February after moving over from Strikeforce and defended her new UFC title against Liz Carmouche in the first women’s fight in the promotion’s history – not long after UFC President Dana White had admitted there never would be women fighting in the promotion. But soon, as White reiterates often, Rousey got him to change his mind.

The champ defends her title later this month at UFC 168 in Las Vegas against heated rival and former champ Miesha Tate, whom she took the belt from in Strikeforce in March 2012. The two just wrapped a coaching stint opposite each other on Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter” on FOX Sports 1, the first edition of the show to feature female fighters. From a ratings standpoint, the women’s bouts on the show did better numbers than the men’s fights over the course of the season.

Rousey vs. Tate will be the co-main event to another rematch when middleweight champion Chris Weidman defends his title against longtime pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva. The combination of the two fights has the UFC already thinking about records, and more than a month before the fight, White said the live gate already was at $6 million. The UFC recently released more tickets due to the demand. The card is expected to be one of the biggest in the promotion’s history from a pay-per-view standpoint, as well.

The complete list of Time’s honorees includes:


  • Brandon Stanton
  • Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler
  • Eleanor Catton


  • Shiza Shahid
  • Tammy Tibbetts
  • Kristen Titus


  • Leslie Dewan
  • Ann Makosinski
  • Danielle Fong


  • William Kamkwamba


  • Fred Ehrsam

Human Rights

  • Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew
  • Alexander McLean


  • Ezra Klein
  • Laurenellen McCann


  • Vivian Graubard
  • Teddy Goff
  • Kristen Soltis Anderson


  • Arthur Zang
  • Ludwick Marishane
  • Jack Andraka
  • Brittany Wenger
  • Taylor Wilson


  • Ronda Rousey
  • Parker Liautaud


  • James Beshara and Khaled Hussein
  • Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy
  • Matt Mullenweg
  • Kevin Systrom
  • Nate Weiner

For the latest on UFC 168, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

10 reasons to watch UFC 193, including some fighters not named Ronda Rousey

  • 13 days ago

The UFC is anticipating that its biggest star, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, will pack 70,000 fans into Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday. But how about some other rea read news >>

How Holly Holm celebrated her life-changing KO win over Ronda Rousey (Yahoo Sports)

  • 11 days ago

From Yahoo Sports: The new women's bantamweight champion said she's been amazed by the reaction to her win over Ronda Rousey. read news >>

Oscar De La Hoya Wants to Promote Ronda Rousey's Potential Boxing Career

  • 28 days ago

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stated this week that her future athletic goals extend beyond the octagon, including a potential foray into boxing. If that happens, former world champi read news >>

The Ronda Rousey Fame Machine Will Eat Her Alive (Or Die Trying)

  • 28 days ago

You don't have to listen too closely to understand the pressure Ronda Rousey faces down on an everyday basis, that she is feeling and living, that she cannot escape. It was obviously self-reflective read news >>

UFC 193 Media Call: Ronda Rousey Goes MIA

  • 28 days ago

Listen to the UFC 193 media call, where Ronda Rousey slipped off the call early, but Holly Holm, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and Valerie Letourneau fielded questions. read news >>

Ronda Rousey Speaks out on Drug Testing, Nick Diaz's Ban and More

  • 29 days ago

Ronda Rousey has revealed she embraces drug testing in mixed martial arts with no fear of being caught for fighting outside the law, and she has joined the legions speaking out against Nick Diaz's fi read news >>

Ronda Rousey Halloween Costume: Family Talks About 5-Year-Old Viral Sensation

  • 29 days ago

Eloyse Chesney could not be reached for comment for this report. She was out trick-or-treating. Unorthodox trick-or-treat scheduling aside, it's a good thing for her that she already has enough notor read news >>

Sergio Moraes in for injured Lyman Good vs. Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night 80

  • 29 days ago

The UFC’s first of three straight days of events in Las Vegas in December took another injury hit with the loss of Lyman Good from UFC Fight Night 80. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Video: Check out the scary-fun Halloween-themed Ronda Rousey promo for UFC 193

  • 29 days ago

On the week of Halloween, the UFC has released a Ronda Rousey-themed trick-or-treating promo just in time for next month’s UFC 193 in Australia.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

The Comeback: New fight bookings for Las Vegas, hopeful Nick Diaz, plenty of Ronda Rousey

  • 29 days ago

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Wednesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Fe read news >>