Defending her championship for the seventh time this Sunday, Ronda Rousey is giving both men and women second thoughts about facing her in the UFC cage.
Ronda Rousey is not one to be trifled with, having finished off several top contenders in her division and proving that she’s worthy of being the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Her prowess is so apparent, even fellow mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and interim UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has second thoughts about messing with her.
“I swear on my life her back muscles were the most solidest back muscles I’d ever felt in my life,” McGregor said during an interview with SI Now. “I thought if this lady was to get a hold of me, she would throw me on my head in literally one second flat,” he added.
Nonetheless, McGregor gave Rousey due credit for her role in paving new ground for female MMA fighters. “Ronda is certainly an absolute animal, and she is a special individual. Two-time ESPYS winner, undefeated champion, dominant, finishes all opponents, movie star. I mean Ronda is unbelievable. She has created the women’s game. Without her, all these women still would be going without food at night,” he said.
In the unlikely scenario that the two champions ever collide, McGregor isn’t one to give up the fight that easily. “Make no mistake about it, I have my ways to win that fight, too,” he added. While the Ronda Rousey vs Conor McGregor fight won’t happen anytime soon, you can watch Rousey put her title on the line this Sunday at UFC190, against the #7 contender, Bethe Correia.