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.