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Ronda Rousey, the new shining star of the UFC, told Newsday last Wednesday in Albany that she was never offered a part in the next "Hunger Games" movie, as was reported on various MMA websites after her win at UFC 157.
But Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight champion, did say that she's interested in the movie business. Just not anytime soon.
“I’ve had a lot of people approach...Read more »
Here's the behind-the-scenes video from the promo shoot for Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche to help market their UFC 157 headlining bout.
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Ronda Rousey became the first female to sign a contract with the UFC and was installed as the women's bantamweight champion, a title she won and defended once in Strikeforce before the promotion folded.
For all the accolades she has earned, and the press that has been heaped on her, there is also basic math to understand: She's No. 2 in another category.
The first female fighter to enter...Read more »
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...Read more »
MMA as we know and see it today does not need to be in the Olympics.
In between all the chatter this week after the International Olympic Committee announced it intends to drop wrestling from the Summer Games in 2020 resides the notion of MMA one day becoming an Olympic sport.
Sure, many of the sports that comprise mixed martial arts -- boxing, wrestling, judo, taekwondo -- are already...Read more »
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...Read more »
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."...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
With her vocal performance Thursday in Seattle, new UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey instantly moved up the list of pound-for-pound trash talkers in MMA.
Her and UFC president Dana White sharing the same dais will create quite a few sound bites in the coming months.
Here are a few of Rousey's more amusing quotes from Thursday:
At the UFC on Fox 5 press conference...Read more »