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Ronda Rousey Tells “Good Morning America” She’s “The Biggest Draw” in MMA

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey has been doing her part to get pro MMA legalized in New York, and while doing so, the UFC champ’s contended she’s the biggest draw in the sport.

Rousey’s been busy lately, as after heading to Brazil last week to promote her August 1st scrap with Bethe Correia, she’s been doing a ton of media in New York. Of course, Rousey also stars in the soon to be released “Entourage” flick, which is another reasons she’s been appearing on talks shows etc.

Well, Rousey was on the set of “Good Morning America” on Thursday, and during the segment, she made a compelling case as to why pro MMA needs to be legalized in New York. The 28 year-old star also had this to say, in response to the argument that MMA is “anti-women” (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“So many ridiculous arguments that MMA is somehow anti-woman. Fighting is not a man’s thing, it’s a human’s thing,” Rousey said. “To say it’s an anti-woman I think it’s an anti-feminist statement, and the UFC… I’m the biggest draw in the sport and I’m a woman. How is that anti-woman?”

That’s a good point, and “Rowdy” could very well be the biggest name in MMA today.

Rousey was also asked to respond to critics who say MMA is “too violent”. The decorated Judoka responded by saying detractors don’t understand the sport, and don’t see the “art” in mixed-martial-arts.

All this comes not long after Rousey revealed on ESPN’s “First Take” that she’s “renegotiated” her current UFC deal and that she has “a lot” of fights left with the promotion.

Rousey-Correia will headline UFC 190, which will be hosted by the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The bantamweight champ will be fighting for the first time since UFC 184, when she tapped out Cat Zingao in just 14 seconds.

4 COMMENTS
  • Waxeater says:

    Based on which metric? How can you be the biggest draw in MMA when you weren’t on the most-watched PPV of the year (thus far)? She’s like 300k-400k short of Jones.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Not to mention she doesn’t get a man size paycheck. Lol. Last I seen she gets less as well. And I for one stray away from the wmma ppv events if it’s all about rhonda facing ladies that are no on her level. To be fair I don’t watch dj mighty mouse for the same reason. Fun to watch them fight but on an unstacked ppv it’s not worth it.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    To be fair the last time the UFC had a huge PPV buy was weidman vs Silva 2, none of their ppvs are doing as hot as they use to be even for Jones or anyone else. If she’s using the metric of how much the UFC hype train is churning, then ya she’s the biggest thing, with Connar McGregor a close second. I seriously want both of them to lose just so I can stop hearing about them every other day

  • Screenplaya says:

    I personally don’t miss any of Rousey’s fights. When she fights, you are generally guaranteed that something dramatic (though likely not competitive) will happen. Either she will destroy someone, or the world will stop turning and we will see an upset that dwarfs anything Weidman and Serra together could pull off.

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