8 Things You Didn't Know About Ronda Rousey
It took UFC star Ronda Rousey all of 34 seconds to defend her title as the world's women's bantamweight champion — the knock-out blow that capped decades of hard work and incremental success, which included a bronze Olympic medal in judo at the 2008 Beijing Games, a female athlete of the year nod at this year's ESPYs, and a cameo in the Entourage movie. Now, she has New York Times editors wondering aloud "When will fashion discover Ronda Rousey?" and fans petitioning Marvel Studios to make her Captain Marvel. If Rowdy Rhonda — she asked the late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to borrow his nickname, and got it — is just showing up on your radar screen, here are eight things you might not know about her ... along with some pictures that prove why she's of equal interest to fashion lovers and sports addicts. Lesson learned: Being a bad ass pays off big.