She is UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Her record as a professional mixed martial arts fighter is 11-0, 2 by knockout and NINE by submission.
She took out talented fighters like Miesha Tate, and Alexis Davis. She forced Cat Zingano in 14 SECONDS!
All that leads to the following conclusion, one that UFC head Dana White willingly conceded: Rousey is the new face of UFC’s present and future.
It’s not like UFC was hurting before. The likes of Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Brock Lesnar, Tito Ortiz, Rampage Jones, Rashad Evans, and Jon “Bones” Jones have taken the UFC to new heights. White’s leadership also had a lot to do with that.
I’m just saying that it helps that Rousey has one important thing going for her: she is an attractive woman who can kick some ass.
It’s unfortunate that female athletes have to be sexy to get some publicity. After all, sex does sell.
Lets just hope that the success of Rousey and other female athletes garner some respect for their respective sports.
The good news is it’s already working for Rousey and the UFC. She has conducted several interviews, starred in a movie (The Expendables 3) and in future roles (Furious 7 and Entourage), posed for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue (which is definitely a “must-see”, ERRRR I mean “must-read”) and has an endorsement deal (Reebok).
The sky is the limit for Rousey, and the UFC should be thankful for that. It’s future depends on it.