Rousey reveals how father's death motivates her

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                    <p>Ahead of her title defense at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia UFC champion Ronda Rousey penned this inspiring exclusive for the Herald Sun:</p>

AUGUST of 2008, in Beijing, China I was doing everything I could to break the arm of a woman I barely knew from Algeria.

Being an experienced judoka herself, she knew that there was nothing she could do to stop me and tapped me on the leg to signal she gave up.

I won the match en route to my Olympic bronze medal in judo.

I was the first woman from my country to win an Olympic medal in the sport.

Many people called me an American hero that day.

February of 2013 in a sold-out arena in California I was doing everything I could to

break the arm of another woman I barely knew named Liz Carmouche.

An experienced fighter herself, she knew there was nothing she could to stop me and tapped my leg to admit defeat.

I was the first woman to win a UFC title.

Many called me a barbarian that day.

I am a fighter.

But I am not a violent person.

I don’t enjoy hurting people.

If anyone gets hurt, it is not the aim of my actions — in fact I prefer winning with no one getting hurt.

But injuries are part of my business, just like carpal tunnel is for people who type all day to make a living.

For some reason I was born to a mother who was a judo world champion.

For some reason I lost my father to suicide at eight years old.

I had so much bottled up grief and anger and self-loathing and for some reason I found an outlet that saved me.


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What the hell is going on with all these nonsense Rousey articles? Whats next Rouse reveals who she prefers more Snap Crackle or pop when eating rice Krispies? Phone Post 3.0

Stick to the fighting Ronda.

Leave the writing to the pros.

Because when you put a sentence or two on each line.

I can't help reading it like a poem.

three rousey blogs a day keeps the doctor away.

she really talks about this incessantly in the media...we know the story of her father....sad, traffic, but good Lord I heard enough about this shit after the stupid bethe correia comment Phone Post 3.0

SensoriaUtopia - Rousey has a Michael Jordan esque way of taking insults,perceived slights and anything not in her favor and turning it into movitivation and a bar to jump over, whatever you think of her you got to give her credit for her determination and grit, you can't teach that.
While I agree, the idea of performing to silence your critics is not a new concept to champions...or successful people in general (as I type on the internet at work) Phone Post 3.0

bitch STFU already and go fight cyborg or atleast a legit natural 135'er.