Since nearly breaking Miesha Tate's arm to capture the Strikeforce women's bantamweight strap back in 2012, Ronda Rousey has been on a meteoric rise to superstardom. After Strikeforce folded earlier this year, Rousey was named the UFC's first women's bantamweight champ. Show More Summary
(Meh, we liked it more when Carmen Electra was involved.) You see, Potato Nation? Boxing and MMA can co-exist without controversy. Although the stand up game has been little more than a means to an end (specifically, an end involving...Show More Summary
Who needs striking when you can finish all your opponents in the first round by way of armbar? Still, that hasn't stopped UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey from working on her stand up with some of the best in the business, including three-division world champion Vic Darchinyan.
"The goal is to make her the best MMA fighter in the world. I know [trainer] Mike [Winkeljohn] and Holly won't say it, but our goal is Ronda Rousey. That's what I'm looking for. My job is to make that come to fruition. I'll put it like this: Would Ronda want to get into the ring with Holly in a boxing match? I don't think so. Show More Summary
Despite some heavy competition from the world's most beautiful women, Arianny Celeste is apparently just as popular as ever. Ranking at No. 18 in Maxim's annual Hot 100 reader poll, the iconic ring girl has turned in her best showing...Show More Summary
An "impossible" weight cut isn't the only reason Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos passed on an opportunity to fight Ronda Rousey at UFC 157. MMAFighting.com's Mike Chiappetta did some digging, and his findings brought to light a major financial disagreement that ultimately killed the proposed super fight between Rousey and Cyborg. Show More Summary
The next installment of the UFC's reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, will land on Fox Sports 1 this September and feature both men and women competing for UFC contracts. That bit of information, we already knew. What we don't know is...Show More Summary
When Ronda Rousey became the first woman to sign a contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), fans knew many more female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters would soon follow. And while Miesha Tate, Cat Zingano, Sara McMann and Liz Carmouche soon entered the fold, many were hoping to see Cris Cyborg in the Octagon, too. Show More Summary
("With all respect dued, Dana, this is our counter offer. Also, what does counter offer mean?") Although both parties have since moved onto bigger, better things (if you happen to consider crushing cans for Invicta FC "bigger" or "better"),...Show More Summary
Life is good for Gina Carano. The former Strikeforce star and trailblazer for today's crop of female fighting talent, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey (hear what "Rowdy" said about...Show More Summary
Sara McMann finally arrived on the big stage at UFC 159 with a first round TKO win over Sheila Gaff. The highly touted prospect showed off her skills to her biggest audience to date. McMann entered the sport as a professional in 2011. Show More Summary
The timeless art of seduction.
Back in February, UFC Women’s Champion and With Leather’s First Lady of Fighting, Ronda Rousey, discussed her newfound status as a sex symbol on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Of [...] The post Ronda Rousey Posed For Maxim’s Hot 100 appeared first on With Leather.
(Props: Maxim via @RondaRousey. Click to enlarge.) If you follow CagePotato on Facebook, this is old news by now — you saw this naked photo of Ronda Rousey in your newsfeed six hours ago, and you're already spent. But in case you missed...Show More Summary
Bantamweight women's MMA star Ronda Rousey is already having a banner stint in 2013 so far, notching a UFC title defense and a major XYIENCE endorsement. Now, she's officially been re-recognized as one of the 100 most beautiful women in the world. Show More Summary
What's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey doing on a list with the first female Senator from Massachusetts, the first Hispanic Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the first woman to head...Show More Summary
Ronda Rousey made history when she became the first female fighter signed to the UFC in November 2012. She made history for the second time as half the main event at UFC 157, which was the first time a women’s bout was the headliner for a Pay-Per-View fight. Now Rousey’s accomplishments are being recognized by Business [...]Show More Summary
Business Insider has acknowledged Ronda Rousey 's status as a trailblazer and pioneer, naming her No. 42 in its list of women that are changing the world. They wrote the following about the first-ever female UFC champion: Thanks to martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey, women now fight in the UFC. Show More Summary
When Cat Zingano defeated Miesha Tate on April 13, she punched her ticket to coach the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. Zingano ’s opposing coach on the show will be UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The 18 th season of the UFC’s reality show will be the first time two female fighters have served as head coaches. Show More Summary
Ronda Rousey set the sports and publishing worlds aflame last summer when she appeared on the cover of ESPN The Magazine‘s annual Body Issue. Those steeply versed in the crazy violent world of MMA already knew her name, but her nude cover shot (above right) turned her into a household name virtually overnight. At the [...]