And the hits just keep on coming for Ronda Rousey (pictured). The UFC bantamweight queen isn’t just changing the world of mixed martial arts, but one of the Octagon’s biggest crossover superstars is helping alter the entire planet, according to Business Insider.
The website has ranked Rousey #42 on their “50 Women Who Are Changing The World’ list.
It’s been a solid week for Rousey, which compliments her whirlwind year. The 26-year-old just scored her second ESPN the Magazine cover in less than 10 months.
Top ranked women’s tennis champion Serena Williams (#35) and arguably the best female baller Brittney Griner (#12) were the only other athletes to make the exclusive club.
First Lady Michelle Obama notched #30, while Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, came in at the top spot.
Here is what Business Insider wrote about the “Rowdy” one:
“Thanks to martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey, women now fight in the UFC.
The trash-talking Olympian qualified for the Athens games when she was only 17, and was the youngest judo competitor enlisted. In 2006, she became the first U.S. female athlete in nearly 10 years to win an A-Level tournament when she took home the gold metal at the Birmingham World Cup in Great Britain.
She also graced the cover of ESPN’s body issue last year.”