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Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche and the UFC 'big toe'

Ronda Rousey shows off her new UFC bantamweight

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The math of it all may wind up being polydactyly now, but please forgive that for the sake of the metaphor here.

Besides, when Ronda Rousey was posed with this question, Sara McCann and Alexis Davis had not yet been announced as UFC female fighters number five and six.

The question posed Monday centered around being the only female fight booked for UFC 157, where Rousey will defend her...

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Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano on Ultimate Finale

Miesha Tate submitted Julie Kedzie with an armbar

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Next up for the women in the UFC: Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano.

Tate, the former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion, will fight Zingano at TUF 17's "Ultimate Finale" on April 13 in Las Vegas.

This is the second announced women's MMA fight for the UFC, the first being champion Ronda Rousey against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 on Feb. 23.

Tate (13-3) is coming off an...

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Ronda Rousey on HBO's 'Real Sports'

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

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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

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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

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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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TUF 17/2: Just shut up and fight, please

Josh Samman a member of Jon Jones' team

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This comes with the understanding that pre-taped reality television shows such as "The Ultimate Fighter" are edited in such a way as to create "characters" and create/manufacture/manipulate drama.

And now, a note of the fighters on Jon Jones' team: Get over yourselves about picking fights and matchups. Just win your fight and shut up.


Bubba McDaniel...

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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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