Ronda Rousey: Fighting A Man Bad Idea Given Domestic Violence Message

Ronda Rousey never backs down from a fight, and with good reason.

Yet when the best women’s UFC fighter in the world was asked if she’d ever consider taking on the opposite sex, she declined immediately. Rousey explained in an interview with The Daily Beast.

“I don’t think it’s a great idea to have a man hitting a woman on television,” Rousey told The Daily Beast. “I’ll never say that I’ll lose, but you could have a girl getting totally beat up on TV by a guy — which is a bad image to put across. With all the football (domestic violence) stuff that’s been happening, not a good idea. It’s fun to theorize about and talk about, but it’s something that’s much better in theory than fact.”

Rousey raises a good point. Domestic violence has been thrust into the sports spotlight over the last several months, especially in the NFL, where Greg Hardy and Ray Rice have become poster boys for the league’s recent rash of incidents. In such a climate, it might not be the best idea to show Rousey taking punishing blows, even if the fighting goes both ways.

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