Source| Las Vegas Review-Journal
Today at age 25, Ronda Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first female fighter – a tough and outspoken warrior who is so popular, she barely has time to go surfing anymore off the coast of Venice, Calif.
In the octagon, she doesn’t just try to win fights, she tries to devastate opponents.
“Every time I beat somebody, I want to make sure that person never wants to see me again,” Rousey says.
Her mother taught her that aggression.
“My mom would say, ‘The best time to throw somebody is within the first second,’ because within that first second is the adjustment period when people are not adjusted very well.
“So usually, I come out right away, right at the bell, and it’s in the girls’ heads that I’m going to do that and immediately be in their face.”