Ronda Rousey is one of the most famous fighters right now, be that male or female. Rousey is the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, having won ten consecutive bouts during her UFC career.
Even though one of the reasons Rousey has become so popular with fans is her attractive looks and her constant sex references, it's her dominance in the ring that attracts more fans because of the way she transcends the women's division with her performances.
Top of her profession
When a fighter in the women's division of any sport starts to get asked whether they think they could hack it with the men, that's when they know they have made it to the top of their profession.
Rousey has been one of the many women across sports that's domination transcends gender. She was asked who'd win if she fought Floyd Mayweather, and of course she feels she would stand a chance in the ring against him - as long as she hits the deck straightaway and crawls over to him.
But what about her title as the antihero, what does she make of that? Almost like Mayweather himself, Rousey is now watched with the curiosity of 'can any woman actually beat her?'
Much like the way that Rousey has approached most of her career, the Bantamweight Champion revels in the title.
“I’m the heel, I’m the antihero,” she told the New Yorker. “And I like it that way.”
Most people who turn up to watch her or tune in to watch her want Rousey to lose. She's a polarizing figure in UFC these days, which naturally, just like Mayweather, makes her box office gold.
One of the reasons Ronda Rousey is such a polarizing figure is because of her crazy ways of getting to her weight.
In men's sport, boxer Ricky Hatton was a standout for weird stories of how he used to get to his fighting weight. Quite often, the British fighter would get terribly overweight during his time off in between fights, before he would shed pounds before the weigh-in for big bouts.
Rousey has her own unique way of getting to her weight, and it involves eating salty food in excess. That's right she overeats first before she eliminates salt from her diet altogether. Add in some steam baths, and she ends up at her 135 pounds fighting weight. Crazy indeed, but like with most things, she doesn't care about the hate.