Ronda Rousey is doing for mixed martial arts what Mia Hamm (now Garciapara) did for women’s soccer–make it real. When Rousey became the first female fighter in the UFC, no one thought it was serious. “It’s just a fad” and “it won’t last” were the phrases used to describe Rousey’s groundbreaking move, but those words are being eaten as you read this and watch the video above. The UFC is out to make female MMA fighters a new part of the sport.
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