Ronda Rousey is a Hero for Women Everywhere

Ronda Rousey

Rowdy Ronda Rousey. A woman defined not by how her ass looks, but how strong and fast she can move in the octagon. Her ability to absolutely slaughter her components is not lost on the UFC world, nor is it lost on non-UFC fans.

Life as a female is tough. We have to not only battle the opposite sex (in some ways) but also our own sex, a task that Ronda has mastered on every level. She has shut up every opponent in the most literal sense of the word, and last night’s fight was just another example of her badass-ery.

Of course, her undeniable strength and fighting skills still seem to be lost on the simple-minded. Especially men who continue to believe women just aren’t equal to men—no matter how many times she beats other skilled female fighters.

If you’re lost on that little rant, let me explain it. You know those guys at the bar who say shit like, “I could take Ronda Rousey. She’s only good against other females, and females aren’t fighters” (yes that was a real comment I heard last night while watching Rowdy Ronda beat her opponent Bethe Correia), I’m really sick of hearing those comments.

News flash men out there who think they could take Ronda or any other female UFC fighter for that matter, your testosterone and sheer weight alone don’t equal good fighting skills. Certainly not those on the level of someone who is a mixed martial arts powerhouse. Furthermore, your trash talking can’t makeup for your small penis, so relax.

But back to the topic, Ronda is a hero. I don’t care how you look at it. She is representing the female sex in the best way possible. I sat and watched as hundreds of men and some women packed a bar just to watch two FEMALE fighters go at it! How often does that happen in the world of sports? How often are females at the center of a major sporting event, drawing millions of viewers and billions of dollars? Rarely, if ever, let alone one particular female.

So I dare anyone to tell me that I’m wrong, that Ronda isn’t a hero. Sure she trash talks. Yes, she can be a bit of bitch. But who isn’t? Honestly.

Prior to last night’s fight, Correia had made this statement about Ronda in reference to her father who killed himself:

 “She is not mentally healthy, she needs to take care of herself… She is winning, so everybody around her is cheering her up, but when she realizes she is not everything that she believes she is, I don’t know what might happen. I hope she does not kill herself later on.”

Damn. Way to get personal, Correia.

At the weigh-in, she also told Ronda “Don’t cry.” But it was Ronda who got the last word. After she knocked Correia out, she turned to her and said “Don’t cry.” Classic. A true hero.

Check out this cool Buzzfeed article that has a badass video where Ronda responds to her ‘haters’ and puts them in their place:

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