Has there ever been a superstar female athlete in combat sports?

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  1. opponent

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    Or is Rousey the first?
     
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    ali's daughter was pretty famous
     
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    and KID's two sisters were pretty big in japan for their wrestling
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    More people knew Ali's daughter than Rousey. Hard to call either a superstar though.
     
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    Up until Rousey it was Gina (Maxim, movies, etc....).
     
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    Laila Ali was far bigger than Rousey is now. That is almost completely because she was Ali's daughter, though.
     
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    I can't name one female boxer, so no..
     
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    I'm a big boxing fan, and the only current female boxer I can name is Katie Taylor.
     
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    Cynthia Rothrock -making B movies in the 80's was basically a combat sport
     
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    laila Ali
     
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    There was 1 chick wh was knockin ppl out in the 90s but i cant remember her name. Laila but her up in one of her last fights. I wana say christie martin or sumthin
     
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    Ali's fame had much to do with her old man though. Rousey took some Olympic hardware home first.
     
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    This.
     
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    I Dont consider none of them superstars though.
     
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    oh yeah, rihanna became a bigger star after her back and forth fight with chris brown
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    Not sure what that has to do with who is more popular. She was still a good boxer. Nobody knew who Rousey was from the Olympics anyway, or cared anything about female judo.
     
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    Leila Ali, Lucia Rijker and Christy Martin were all really big in the boxing community during their primes.

    Let's not also forget that Gina was a certified star, although that star has fizzled drastically since losing to Cyborg, shooting that flick and subsequently vanishing.
     
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    Germaine de randamie in Kickboxing.
     
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    Not really, but I'll take any opportunity to post this KO.

     

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