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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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Watch UFC Primetime with Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche

Female Fighter of the Year award winner Ronda

(Credit: Getty)

The first episode of "UFC Primetime," the three-week series that chronicles fighters in the days leading up to their bout on pay-per-view, generated quite a few tweets from MMA media who saw an advanced copy Thursday before its midnight debut.

Ronda Rousey was the star of the show, as you'd expect. But, if it's possible for the lead star to steal the show, she did that. Yes, Liz...

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UFC's Ronda Rousey on being an Olympic athlete

Bronze medalist Ronda Rousey of the United States

(Credit: AP)

Should you ever be asked who to pick to win any particular season of "Dancing With the Stars," or any other sort of show, put your money on the Olympian.

I never needed a reality competition television show to understand this basic rule: Athletes are wired differently that civilians, and Olympic athletes are wired differently than professional athletes.

"There's a level...

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