This year, Ronda Rousey took home two ESPY awards (Best Female Athlete and Fighter of the Year) and made major headlines with a few choice words for boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather (more on that later). In case that’s the only thing you know about her, here are a few more badass facts about the UFC’s (Ultimate Fighting Champion) most infamous leading lady.
1. She's proud of her muscular body, and that she's not a "do-nothing bitch."
In a recent UFC video, Rousey created headlines with a new term: DNB, a do nothing bitch, or "the kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by someone else." Rousey is the complete opposite — a woman who appreciates that her body serves a purpose, "I think it's [my body] femininely badass as fuck because there's not a single muscle on my body that isn't for a purpose..." Right on, Ronda.
2. Ronda Rousey was the first female with a contract with the UFC.
In November 2012, the female bantamweight champion became the first female with a contract to compete in UFC’s Octagon.
3. She’s competing for her legacy — not for the money.
“Now I’m at the point right now where I’m like, OK, my house is paid off, my car is paid off,” she told FanSided.com. “I could probably retire right now. So it’s not about money anymore.”
“Now it’s gotten to a point where it’s about legacy for me,” Rousey further explained. “I want to build something that survives me.”
4. She called out Wal-Mart on Instagram.
This spring, Rousey published a memoir, My Fight/Your Fight, about her childhood, Olympic career and rise to become the reigning female champion of the UFC. Superstore Wal-Mart deemed the book “too violent,” to be sold on their shelves.
Rousey’s response: “Walk into any Wal-Mart in the United States and you can easily purchase any combination of high-caliber rifle with accompanying ammunition. However if you’re looking to purchase a book by a former Olympic medalist and current undefeated world champion, you will have to look somewhere else.” Boom.