The Four Horsewomen Visit Summer Slam and Help Stephanie McMahon Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

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Anyone watching WWE’s Summer Slam got a glimpse of Ronda Rousey, her crew, and Jon Jones enjoying their favorite wrestlers in the ring. Rousey has been very open about what a huge fan she is of professional wrestling. We even wondered for a while if she was tempted to leave the UFC in order to pursue a career in the WWE. Obviously, that’s not going to happen, but she and her roommates are huge fans of it, calling themselves “The Four Horsewomen” as a sort of homage to “The Four Horsemen.” Could Ronda be the Ric Flair of her own crew? Stephanie McMahon acknowledged them as she walked by and held up four fingers in their direction.

Overall, it seemed like a very fun night for the UFC champs as they got to fan out over a very entertaining Pay Per View event.

And, as I’m sure you’ve noticed all over social media, there’s an ice bucket challenge that’s been going around where people dump ice water over themselves in order to raise awareness for ALS and raise donations. Well, Stephanie McMahon took the challenge and nominated: The San Francisco 49ers, the cast of Total Divas, and and every member of the WWE universe. Then, this happened:

The Four Horsewomen dumped a trash barrel of ice water all over Stephanie.

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In Case You Missed It: The New Yorker’s Article On “Mean Girl” Ronda Rousey

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The New Yorker released a very insightful article on Ronda Rousey recently, written by Kelefa Sanneh called Mean Girl: Why the world’s best female fighter loves to be hated.

Don’t let the title throw you off. The article goes above and beyond telling us about one of our favorite female UFC fighters as it gives us insights into what it took for female fighters to make it into the organization in the first place as well as Ronda’s personal hardships growing up.

You think you know someone because of the show they have to put on when they’re in this business, but Ronda’s personal history is the story of a girl who went through a lot of rough times, starting as early as birth. When she was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck, causing issues that made her unable to speak until the age of six. You wouldn’t know it by how articulate and outspoken she is today. You also may not have known that her father suffered a degenerative spine injury after a sledding accident and later took his own life. This is a subject that still affects Rousey very profoundly, so the tough girl you see refusing to shake hands with Miesha Tate is only a tiny part of who Ronda Rousey really is. She has been known to wear her emotions on her sleeve and at any moment, she may be prone to tears.

The article is a great read, especially if you need to refresh your knowledge on women’s MMA and how Ronda’s journey from Strikeforce helped to bring the sport to the attention of the public even though MMA still fights to make it as a mainstream sport. In fact, professional MMA is still not legal in New York.

The women’s bantamweight division with Rousey as its champion is just a start. We have a lot to look forward to with the growing straw weight divisions, not to mention Bellator’s choice to welcome contracts for females again after claiming they wanted to focus on the men so much.

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Dan Cormier vs. Jon Jones at UFC 178 Has Been Postponed

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This week is already giving us a few upsets. First, Marina Shafir loses to Amanda Bell via knockout at Chaos At The Casino 5 in California. Marina is Ronda’s roommate, friend, training partner, and 1/4 of the “Four Horsewomen” which includes Rousey, Shayna Baszler, and Jessamyn Duke. If you’re a fan of hers, then you’re likely bummed that she went down so quickly. She was out in less than a minute, which is usually the fate of Rousey’s opponents.

The really upsetting news is that we’re not going to see the fight we’ve been waiting so long for, which is that between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, which was going to be the main event at UFC 178. The fight isn’t totally off, but it has been postponed to January 3, 2015 while Jones heals from a leg injury he incurred during training.

So the bad news is that we won’t get to see the fight we’ve been waiting for and we’ll have to wait until next year while Jon Jones heals from the damage to his knee and ankle. The good news? If you paid to watch this fight, you can get your money back but you have until August 22, 2014.

 

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Is Ronda Rousey Afraid Of A One-Punch Knockout?

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Gina Carano and Ronda Rousey are two MMA fighters who have shown they have talents in and out of the octagon. Carano has been working on an acting career for over six years now, and Rousey is one of the stars of the action movie The Expendables 3. There has been a lot of talk about whether Carano should return to the UFC in order for her to fight Rousey for the bantamweight championship. Some would say that all the years away from fighting put Carano at a disadvantage. Rousey, however, pointed out the following:

“I’m not just saying that. I don’t have to worry about fighters outmuscling or overwhelming me or catching me on the mat. The only thing I have to worry about is the one-punch knockout. And out of all of the women in MMA, Gina has the best feel for distance and timing. That’s not something you lose because you made a couple of movies. You’ll always have that. And she was the first girl I ever saw that had a one-punch standing knockout,” she added. (via KDramaStars.com)

We can’t just expect Gina Carano to train briefly and suddenly be ready for a fight against Rousey. Even the current fighters who have been training hard haven’t been able to keep up with her. At best, Miesha Tate was able to withstand a beating that lasted longer than one round while everyone else has been dropping like flies before more than a minute has passed.

Still, if Carano can get away with landing one fateful knockout punch, do you think it would be worth it to put her in the cage against Rousey?

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