What does reigning UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey now have in common with Roger Huerta? They are the only two mixed martial artists to don the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Rousey graces this week’s cover of the iconic magazine. The headline reads, “Ronda Rousey is the world’s most dominant athlete, (arm)bar none.”
Cute. See what they did there?
Still doubt the “Rowdy” one is the UFC’s biggest mainstream superstar?
Huerta donned the cover following his war with Leonard Garcia at UFC 69. The May 2007 cover was focused on MMA’s rising popularity.
I guess MMA has cooled off considerably since it took exactly eight years for another MMA fighter to take the cover…
This is a big week for Rousey on the bookstore front. Her autobiography “My Fight / Your Fight” hits shelves today.
Rousey will be in the headlines again around June 3 when “Entourage” hits the big screen. Rousey appears to have a significant role in the highly-anticipated movie.
As far as her dominance inside the cage, Rousey owns an unblemished 11-0 professional record. She’s finished off all of her victims before the final horn, with only one opponent lasting beyond the opening round.
Rousey most recently disposed of Cat Zingano, “her toughest test to date,” in merely 14 seconds in February.
Rousey defends her throne August 1 against Bethe Correia at UFC 190.