Essay on The World 's Most Dangerous Woman

1620 Words Jun 10th, 2015 7 Pages
“Everyone who fights Rousey knows what’s coming but no one has been able to defend it”, said Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) commentator Mike Goldberg when asked to critic Ronda Rousey’s strategy before every fight. At the age of 28, Rousey has in four years become the most dominant mixed-martial-arts (MMA) fighter in the sport’s history and was in fact recently named “the most dominant athlete alive,” beating out names like LeBron and Mayweather (“The World’s Most Dangerous Woman”). Ronda Rousey is currently known as the best female MMA fighter and is the UFCs reigning and defending Women’s Bantamweight (135 lbs) Champion. She has a record of 11-0 with 9 submissions and 2 via KO/TKO (sherdog.com). Ronda made it possible for females to fight in the UFC, inspired more women to compete in MMA to fight and display their skills, and will go down in the history books. The way her life started is not the typical one most people would expect for a woman, but she has showed versatility and strength to overcome a lot of obstacles to reach where she is today. Ronda Rousey was born February 1, 1987 in Riverside county, California. “She was born with her umbilical cord around her neck; she couldn’t speak coherently until she was 6” (“Women in Combat”). Her family moved from California to North Dakota where she worked with a speech therapist at Minot State University to help with her speech problem. When she was 8 she had to deal with her father committing suicide due to being…

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