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War veterans turn to MMA

Soledad O'Brien makes her debut on HBO's "Real Sports" on Tuesday night (June 25) with an interesting piece on MMA.

Actually, it's more about war veterans turning to MMA as a way to combat against the memories etched in their minds from what they saw and did during the tours of duty as soldiers.

Here's a clip from the segment....

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Excerpts from the Ronda Rousey 'Real Sports' segment

Ronda Rousey, top, and champion Miesha Tate fight

(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Here you go, folks. Fresh from the HBO Sports press release about Tuesday's premiere of the newest episode of "Real Sports," featuring Ronda Rousey.

This is just part of the segment you can watch, starting at 10 p.m. ET.

On armbars: Ronda Rousey: “You could give up if you want.” HBO’s Jon Frankel:  “You can tap out.” Ronda Rousey:  “You totally can, anytime.” Jon...

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Ronda Rousey on HBO's 'Real Sports'

Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rouse at weigh-ins

(Credit: Showtime/Esther Lin)

There's a UFC fight on Fuel this Saturday, Feb. 16, featuring Renan Barao and Michael McDonald for the interim bantamweight championship.

That may get lost in the shuffle, though, as all eyes have turned to Ronda Rousey's debut in the octagon the following Saturday, Feb. 23, at UFC 157.

The press coverage will be intense that week, including a profile of her on HBO's "Real Sports."...

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Against whom will Ronda Rousey next defend her UFC title against?

Cat Zingano Gina Carano Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Holly Holm Miesha Tate Someone else

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