<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=415898" target="_blank"> Rousey: Women's MMA is here to stay </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=415898" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=40&q=75&x=54&y=23&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=ronda-rousey-dana-white.jpg" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[strikeforce.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <blockquote>
Ronda Rousey: This is a real career that you can make a real living off of. In women's sports, that's not an easy thing to come by. The more that come in, the more stable we'll be. Whether they want to promote their own sport or find a good way to make a living, women's MMA is here to stay. I see more and more girls coming up and with Showtime and other promotions like Invicta developing new talent, I see only positive things coming into MMA. Women were hesitant before because it wasn't a secure career option. We're here to stay.
Ronda Rousey: I think women in general all have something to prove. We all have a chip on our shoulders and should be angry about the lack of respect we receive. I think women get more emotional and come out slugging. There's no feeling out period and wanting to walk away with a better number on their record. A lot of guys can get away with that because to be honest, their sport is not in peril.
Ronda Rousey: I've been putting the same amount of pressure on myself since the beginning. I took the responsibilities on myself to make it relevant. I feel like I've been doing a good job so far. We're the main event for the second time in one year. When has that ever happened before? It's not like I feel like I have to do it. I don't casually walk after my goals, I break after them with an ax.
Sarah Kaufman: It has been a long road and I've tried to push women's MMA along since I first fought for Strikeforce and women had a title fight on Strikeforce. It's an amazing place. It's the main event on a big card and both Showtime and Strikeforce are supporting that. That's all I can ask for.