Ronda Rousey’s New Message For Her Critics

Ronda Rousey has a message for her critics, and it is not pretty.

According to ESPN Sports reporter, Darren Rovell, Rousey has filed for five trademarks to “FTA.”

What does “FTA” stand for, you ask?

The former bantamweight champion also made an Instagram post detailing the meaning of her message.

“Dream big, fail big, f**k ’em all… dream again… dream even bigger”

Gianni Verschueren described FTA as “a clear message toward her detractors and the people who doubt whether she has what it takes to return to the UFC and dominate the sport once again.”

This is not the first time Rousey has trademarked a phrase with a less-than-kind word in it. Since 2015, she has used the phrase “do-nothing b***h” (minus the asterisks) to describe women with no goals or ambition.

Ronda trademarked the phrase, often abbreviated as “DNB,” for merchandise sales.

Ronda has indeed been anything but a DNB. At 17 years old, she was the youngest judoka to compete at the 2004 Olympic Games.

In 2010, Rousey began her journey in mixed martial arts, using her judo and lethal armbar technique to blast through her opponents.

Two years later, she became the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion after defeating frequent rival Miesha Tate in the first round.

Strikeforce would eventually be swallowed up by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), but competing on the biggest MMA stage in the world only helped Ronda’s career.

She was awarded the UFC women’s bantamweight championship upon her arrival in the promotion, and soon became a favorite of UFC president Dana White, who once said there “has never been a bigger star than Ronda Rousey.”

Ronda continued her rampage through the UFC. She dispatched many of her opponents with ease while helping the sport of women’s MMA garner attention from a primarily male audience.

Rousey either headlined cards or fought in the co-main event. All of her fights in the UFC were on pay-per-view.

A potential super fight between longtime rival, Invicta Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, became a frequent topic in MMA media outlets and social media threads.

Yet the “Rowdy” queen’s reign came to a screeching halt on November 15, 2015 at UFC 193.

Rousey was set to face kickboxer, Holly Holm, a fight which many believed was overwhelmingly in the champion’s favor.

However, in what was one of the greatest upsets in combat sports history, Holly Holm utilized her far superior kickboxing game to bloody, bruise, and beat the champion into a second-round, head-kick knockout.

To add insult to injury, Holm even countered Ronda’s grappling, an area the former bantamweight champion should have been far superior in.

Rousey’s detractors reveled in her loss.

Miesha Tate, who was hosting UFC 193 from a strip club, told the media that she was “f*****g stoked” about Holm’s knockout.

Cyborg trolled the former champion, asking her why she decided to “be a #DNB when you’re getting kicked in the head.”

The loss obviously had its effect on Ronda, as she revealed recently to Ellen DeGeneres.

“I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself, and that exact second I’m like, ‘I’m nothing. What do I do anymore? And no one gives a sh-t about me anymore without this.’”

Yet thanks in part to her current boyfriend and fellow mixed martial artist, Travis Browne, Ronda thankfully had second thoughts.

“To be honest, I looked up and I saw my man Travis was standing up there and I looked up at him and I was like, I need to have his babies. I need to stay alive,”

With her renewed vigor for life and a new slogan for her critics, it may only be a matter of time before Rousey steps inside the cage to reclaim her title.

But with her budding movie career and talk of being a WWE diva, Ronda Rousey’s bigger dreams may be outside of the UFC.

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