25 Smokin’ hot photos of ronda rousey – female athlete of the year!
25. rock hard abs
Ronda Rousey isn’t comfortable being a role model: “It is very flattering, I have tried to do my best, but sometimes I feel I am not infallible enough to really be the perfect role model for little girls. I try my best, that’s the best that I can do. I’m sure some mothers are happy about it and some don’t approve and that’s up to them and how they choose to parent.”
24. at the beach
Ronda Rousey did the ESPN Body issue because of a pervert boyfriend. Ronda Rousey appeared on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue and bared all. The decision for Rousey deciding to shed her clothes on camera came down to a perverted ex-boyfriend taking nude photos of Rousey without her permission and her then trying to take control and power away from him.
23. That smile
Ronda Rousey can break an opponent’s arm or throw them through the air, but her talents aren’t limited to violence. Rousey also has some hidden talents, like her ability to draw. “Ronda has always been into art, and she’s often sketching or doodling something.”
22. Tree hugger
Ronda was once a vegan. Eventually Rousey got bronchitis and had to abandon her vegan diet after about eight months. “After 8 months of that highly nutritious diet, I caught Bronchitis and had a lot of trouble getting healthy,” Rousey said. “I returned to my old diet and made a promise to myself to give veganism another try after I was done competing and do it right this time.”
21. Wanna ride ?
When Ronda Rousey wins a fight, she treats herself with a plate full of Buffalo wings. “Every time I fight in a city somewhere around the world, we have to scout out the Buffalo wing situation before the fight,” Rousey told Fortune.
20. Where is my top ?
In 2015, she raised money for the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation, whose goal is to save big cats from circus and zoos and provide them with the best lifestyle, by auctioning signed T-shirts.
19. Ronda on the rocks
You’d think that with Ronda Rousey’s rigorous training schedule she wouldn’t have time for much else, but she manages to make time for a little television. One of her favorite things is watching the show “Ancient Aliens,” according to a piece on Fortune magazine. Rousey said. “Sometimes at the end of the day I just need to sit down and learn about some aliens. For some reason it makes me feel good, and I don’t know why.”
18. The ring girls
Ronda Rousey is a natural when it comes to MMA and seems right at home in the octagon. Had she never gone into professional mixed martial arts, Rousey says she would’ve been a rescue swimmer for the Coast Guard. “I’d probably be a rescue swimmer for the Coast Guard,” Rousey told Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay.
17. Sandy beaches
Ronda Rousey is known as a dominant athlete, but she is also a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. She said: “Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is really trying to I think embrace all kind of body types and not just one you know, and I really loved the diversity that I saw.”
16. Pink surfboard
After winning the ESPY award for Best Fighter, Ronda Rousey proceeded to (verbally) knock out boxer Floyd Mayweather by proclaiming: “I can’t help but really say that I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once. I’d like to see you pretend to not know who I am now.”
15. Sports lllustrated body paint
You would think one of the all-time greats would have wanted to be a fighter from a fairly young age, but that wasn’t the case for Rousey. According to her sister Maria, Rousey always had a fascination for sea life and originally wanted to be a marine biologist.
14. Behind the curtains
Rousey was given the nickname “Rowdy” by her friends, but opposed the use of the name at first, thinking it would be disrespectful to wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. The recently deceased Piper then gave her personal approval when the two met and she has used the nickname ever since.
Rousey’s mother, AnnMaria De Mars, had a decorated Judo career. In 1984 she became the first U.S Citizen to ever win a World Judo Championship. While discussing her signature armbar in an interview, Rousey noted that her judoka mother jumped on her every morning to wake her up with armbars.
12. Brown swimsuit
During early fights in her MMA career, Rousey mainly used striking to set up judo. She became a more proficient striker following her UFC debut, leading to her first wins by way of stoppage. While standing, Rousey normally uses jabs, knees, and overhand rights.
11. Sweaty workout
Rousey is well known for her skill in grappling and jiu-jitsu, and is particularly noted for her string of victories by armbar. Against accomplished strikers, such as Julia Budd and Sarah Kaufman, Rousey has typically brought the fight down and sought a quick submission. Powerful grapplers, such as Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche, have been more competitive with Rousey on the ground.