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MMA: Ronda Rousey Graces SI As World’s Most Dominant Athlete

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Earlier this week, I had questioned, “Where have all the heroes gone?” Well, it didn’t take Ronda Rousey and Sports Illustrated long to give me their answer.

Ronda Rousey has been named World’s Most Dominant Athlete by SI magazine and graces the cover of the current issue. This not the first time Rousey has been featured prominently in Sports Illustrated.

She was part of the S.I. swimsuit issue in late-2014. However, this honor highlights her accomplishments inside the cage.

097d2aa0-f8e3-11e4-993c-ad2d3df8f3a5_Screen-Shot-2015-05-12-at-1-10-37-PMTo properly understand the enormity of the honor, Rousey is only the second MMA fighter in the sport’s history to grace the cover of the magazine – lightweight contender Roger Huerta was the first, in 2007. The cover and story zones in on Ronda Rousey and her complete dominance of America’s most popular rising sport, speaks volumes.

Since breaking into the sport of MMA in March of 2011, Rousey has been untouchable, winning many titles in Strikeforce and the UFC. She is currently 11–0 and no one has even come close to touching her in the cage. In fact, her last three fights have lasted a total of 96 seconds.

Her worldwide appeal continues to grow and become more marketable as she is also starring in two summer blockbusters “Fast 7” and “Entourage.” She is not only a big hit on the big screen but also on the book shelves. Rousey’s memoir “My Fight/Your Fight” was released Tuesday in bookstores nationwide.

Rousey’s next fight is against Brazilian Bethe Correia at UFC 190 on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro. It will be the first time in her career, that she is not the heavy crowd favorite.

So in a world of dwindling heroes, little girls everywhere, and even young women and men, can look up to Rousey as a first-class athlete who has never been in trouble and has been able to grow her brand leaps and bounds in less than five years, while taking over a sport normally dominated by men.

Until next time fight fans
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