If you don’t know who Ronda Rousey is, I’d like to invite you to come out from under your rock, and join the land of the living. With over 1M followers on Twitter and 2M on Instagram, you could say that she has a pretty solid fan base. I’ve been following her for awhile and I figured what better time to shout my girl crush on her from the rooftops, than the week the Entourage movie hits theaters?
11 Reasons I’m Girl Crushing on Ronda Rousey
She Kicks Ass– Literally
While Ronda dabbles in other activities, she’s first and foremost a fighter, an athlete. She was the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in women’s judo, and the first female fighter to sign with the UFC.
Nothing pisses me off more than a woman who gets a seat at the table and is content with just that. I absolutely despise when women break ground in a “man’s world” or a “man’s sport” and doesn’t prove she is just as good if not better than them.
Simply having a seat at the table just isn’t good enough.
Mind you, that is not Ronda.
Ronda’s MMA (both amateur and pro) record is an undefeated one, with all but three of her wins taking less than a minute, several of them taking 25 seconds or less and 12 of them being armbar submissions.
She is not only currently pound for pound the #1 female fighter in the world (and so far of all time), but as of May 1st she is the #5 pound for pound fighter in the entire UFC. Yes, fighter meaning both men AND women.
She’s Kind of a Nerd
Admittedly a fan of Pokeman, Dragon Ball Z and a player of World of Warcraft, I think it’s safe to say Ronda gets her nerd on.
She’s a Softie
People might think to be a fighter you have to be cold, but this isn’t always the case. Not only did she raise money for the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation this year, but Ronda admits to crying like a baby at sad songs and movies. I can totally relate.
Aside from her MMA career, Ronda has had roles in The Expendables 3 (out last year), Furious 7 and is one of the female leads in the motion picture version of Entourage, hitting theaters this weekend.
She’s an Author
I recently purchased the book she co-wrote with her sister: My Fight/Your Fight and am SO excited to read it when I’m able to carve out some time. Think memoir of her rise to the top with some serious life lessons we can all relate to.
Did I mention she made the Maxim Hot 100 and graced the cover as well as the cover of ESPN The Magazine & Sports Illustrated? Yeah. Gorg.
She’s Classy as Fuck
“Whatever I’m not gonna show on a beach, I’m not gonna show in a magazine. These girls are going to have to explain to their kids one day why mommy’s ass and vagina are all over the place.”
She Balances the Sexy and the Strong
I follow Ronda’s Instagram account and am obsessed! As someone who lifts weights and am beginning to identify as an athlete, it’s amazing to see an incredibly athletic chick look just as comfortable all done up in a beautiful dress as she does in the ring.
“I know that I can deal when things are bad. I can come back when things are at their worst. I’m not afraid of losing all my money or losing my career because I know I’m capable of living in my car and rising up. Once you’ve conquered the worst things that could happen, there is no need to fear the unknown. The fight is yours to win.”
She’s a Fucking Badass
All in all, it’s hard not to have a great, big, girl crush on Ronda Rousey. AmIright???