Ronda Rousey is not getting any less famous, anytime soon. In addition to her status as a nearly untouchable UFC champion, she currently has an action-packed role in “Furious 7” and will be featured in the upcoming “Entourage” movie.
Now Rousey is getting the Sports Illustrated treatment. Of course, she’s already been in the pages of that magazine before — most notably in its February swimsuit issue — but this time she’s on the cover.
Not only that, but the cover proclaims her “the world’s most dominant athlete.”
- Rousey is now too famous to be on Tinder anymore, choosing instead to spend her nights at home with her dog
- She initially felt guilty about defeating Cat Zingano, a friend, in just 14 seconds, but now views the fight as “the most brilliant f****** ninja s*** I ever saw”
- Rousey was paid just $130,000* for the fight, one that drew a huge amount of attention to UFC
- She described her patented armbar as “like pulling a drumstick off a Thanksgiving turkey”
- When she was 14, Rousey would challenge adults to fights for $5, submit them, then spend her winnings at Starbucks
- She’s trying to “fix” being “really emotionally weak,” a self-diagnosed state for which she has compensated by becoming “so physically strong”
- She wants to keep her fights as short as possible, thereby avoiding wear and tear and extending her MMA career for as long as possible
Rousey’s next fight arrives Aug. 1, when she takes on Brazil’s Bethe “Pitbull” Correia in UFC 190. The company’s seventh-ranked bantamweight, Correia (9-0-0) will be considered to have done well if she simply gets out of the first round, given that Rousey (11-0-0) has dispatched her last two opponents in a total of 30 seconds.
* — Rousey reportedly did receive much more than that in additional fight income, via points on the pay-per-view revenue.