We highly doubt you haven’t heard of Ronda Rousey’s demolition of Bethe Correia at UFC 190. The women’s bantamweight champ only needed 34 seconds to dispatch her Brazilian opponent. Yep, Correia’s trash talking airtime is much longer than she spent actually fighting.
We’re not ashamed to say that yes, we’ve become fanboys. We mean how can you not be? Allow us to outline the reasons why you should join our cause...
REASON #1: SHE LOOKS MIGHTY FINE
Ronda is one hot lady. Really, how many fighters do you see looking like this during their weigh-in? Even one of her own trainers checked her out.
Whether it’s her disarming smile, or her toned bod, you just can’t help but look at her. If you still don’t know what we mean, check out her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition photos.
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REASON #2: RONDA KNOWS HOW TO TRASH TALK
After winning this year’s ESPY award as Fighter of the Year, Rowdy had some choice words for boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather whom she beat to get the trophy. We’d let you watch the video for yourself.
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REASON #3: SHE LIKES SETTING RECORDS
Remember that time she beat challenger Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds? Might not be the fastest win in history but hey, it’s up there!
Video via Palmore&Palmore
REASON #4: RONDA LIKES BEATING HER OWN RECORDS
Because 16 seconds wasn’t fast enough, she decided to beat her own record, submitting Kat Zingano in just 14 seconds. What makes this even more amazing, Ronda likes to make sure we get to watch her fights even on Instagram because, damn, she’s kicks ass fast.
REASON #5: SHE KEEPS IMPROVING
Judo is Ronda’s base yet she doesn’t like being a one trick pony. For her fight against Correia, she worked on her boxing. Just how well did she improve? She even impressed former world boxing heavyweight champ Mike Tyson.
Watch her fast hands in this video:
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REASON #6: RONDA FINISHES FIGHTS
All her 12 wins have come via stoppage, nine via submission and three via knockout. If you happen to be brash and don’t want to tap if she gets a hold of you (like Miesha Tate did back during their Strikeforce days) she will put you in a lot of hurt. Just check out this graphic video:
Video via Jay Mac
REASON #7: GROWN MEN CRY BECAUSE OF HER
We will never admit to shedding a tear or two every time she wins. But one grown man almost did. Check out what UFC commentator Joe Rogan tweeted after his post-fight interview with Rousey at UFC 190: