Ronda Rousey

Ronda Jean Rousey (born February 1, 1987) is an American professional wrestler, actress, author, and former mixed martial artist and judoka. She is currently signed to WWE, and performs on the Raw brand. Her longstanding nickname, "Rowdy", was inherited from late professional wrestler Roddy Piper. After becoming the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo by winning bronze at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Rousey began pursuing a career in mixed martial arts (MMA).
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  • Combate Americas CEO talks historic women's MMA show, Ronda Rousey, Sexy Star and more
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    Combate Americas CEO talks historic women's MMA show, Ronda Rousey, Sexy Star and more

    Combate Americas CEO and founder Campbell McLaren knows something about starting MMA companies. Just look at his resume. He is the co-founder of UFC, formed in 1993 with Rorion Gracie of the famous Gracie family. Now he leads Combate Americas. Founded in 2011, Combate Americas is the first Hispanic mixed martial arts sports franchise and media company. McLaren is also an award-winning television producer and TV executive. Originally from Scotland, he grew up in Philadelphia and Indianapolis. He earned a degree at the University of California-Berkeley and studied video production at MIT. He will turn 63 on June 18. That celebration already started as Combate Americas made history on April 26,

  • How Bec Rawlings could become the Ronda Rousey of bareknuckle boxing
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    How Bec Rawlings could become the Ronda Rousey of bareknuckle boxing

    It's early February in Cancun, Mexico. Aussie Bec Rawlings takes a brutal, bare knuckled overhand right to her mouth during her 125-pound title fight against hometown favourite Cecilia Flores. Undaunted, Rawlings spits out a tooth and fights on. She defeats Flores by unanimous decision to retain her Bare Knuckle FC women's title, upping her record to 3-0 and defending her featherweight Police Gazette Bare Knuckle Diamond Championship belt. "I mean, she got her tooth knocked out, choked on it and kept fighting ... what more can you ask for?" says Bare Knuckle FC president David Feldman. And all the while Rawlings knows what she asks of herself. Why does any prize fighter...fight? And bare knuckled