Ronda Rousey has already proven herself to be a powerhouse in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight category. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Rousey retained her championship title last month by defeating Cat Zingano in 14 seconds during UFC 184’s headline match-up.
Now that Ronda Rousey is undefeated at 11-0 in the women’s bantamweight category, people are starting to wonder if she can take on men in the same weight class. Speaking on the Dan Le Batard Show, via MMA Fighting, UFC commentator Joe Rogan stated that he believes Rousey could perform really well against the men in the bantamweight category.
“There’s a lot of guys her size she could beat. I mean a lot. If you took the roster of the UFC’s [male] bantamweights, 135 pounds, and you paired them up against Ronda Rousey, she might be able to beat 50 percent of them. That’s not a joke.”
That comment was then brought to Ronda Rousey’s attention during an interview with Sportscenter. Anchor Matt Barrie then proceeded to ask for her reaction to Rogan’s comment. That’s when Rousey stated that she could possibly defeat all the men in her weight class.
“I never say that I’m incapable of beating anybody, because I don’t believe in putting limits on myself. So I mean, I would have to say if you’re just talking about what’s in the realm of possibility of what’s possible of who I could beat, well, I could beat 100 percent of them. But you can’t tell me that there’s a zero percent chance that I can beat anyone on the planet, so I’m never gonna say that.”
Following her defeat of Cat Zingano, UFC President Dana White joked about the possibility of Ronda Rousey taking on a male in her weight class. While there are many who would like to see Rousey take on a male in her weight class, she told Doug Gottlieb, via a separate MMA Fighting report, that it will never happen.
“It’s not a reality. They’re not gonna do anything like that. Fights are chaotic. Anything can happen. And there’s no setting in which we should condone a man hitting a woman.”
Ronda Rousey’s mother, former judo world champion AnnMaria De Mars, also shared the same sentiment after the question was asked during a post-UFC 184 press conference.
“That’s a stupid idea. Seriously, that’s a stupid idea. I’m as much a feminist as anyone but the fact is that biologically, there’s a difference between men and women.”
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