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Why is Ronda Rousey so much more popular than any male fighter?

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  1. Unicorn Princes Banned Banned

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    This isn't a Ronda hate thread, but I'm genuinely curious why everywhere I go I see Ronda in commercials, movies etc.

    Is this because the UFC marketed her so much? Because I understand she's a great fighter, but there are lots of great male fighters, and yet most people on the street have no idea who any of them are.

    And I find it hard to believe it's because of Ronda's charming personality. She's worse with PR than Jon Jones is. She randomly attacks celebrities (Michael Phelps, Actress playing Wonder Woman), and acted like a hateful psychopath on TUF, yet people love her.

    I just don't understand why / how she is a house hold name when so many amazing, long reigning male champions are still largely unknown? My only guess is because the UFC pushed her so hard?
     
  2. estranged Red Belt

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    cause she's looking close to the female version mike tyson
     
  3. SLPTurtle Purple Belt

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    she's hot
     
  4. Other Nope

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    Sport primarily followed by men... Extrapolate from there
     
  5. TonyK Brown Belt

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    The answer is inside the question.
     
  6. iwhoopedbatman Fox Hunter Extraordinaire

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    "This isn't a Ronda hate thread"

    You should know by now that all Ronda threads are hate threads.
     
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  8. Just a username Black Belt

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    Hype breeds hype. If the UFC marketed another fighter as much as they do her, that dude would be more popular.
     
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    Pretty much this.
     
  10. estranged Red Belt

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    lol.. oh yeah
     
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    This may come as news to you, but sex(y) sells.

    For the record people I know and trust have trained with her in her Olympic days and had nothing but good things to say about her, granted this was before UFC fame, but until proven otherwise teammates>TV
     
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    She's definitely lightyears ahead of her competition, but I also feel like her competition is a lot less under developed than a lot of the male fighters?
     
  13. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    Cain is prettier.
     
  14. deviake Draw me like one of your french girls

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    She's a legit Olympian who has destroyed everyone she's fought, and in style. Judo is an exciting grappling style, and finishing one billion people by armbar is also highly impressive.

    Makes her pretty easy to market.
     
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    Yeah, but have you seen how many female fans frenzy over a ton of male athletes from other sports? It's actually insane, and most of them aren't particularly good looking, not any better looking than a lot of UFC champions.
     
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    Congrats for the dumbest comment I've seen today. Someone wasn't alive during Tyson's reign evidently.
     
  17. Goonerview Gold Belt

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    Those womanly curves
     
  18. deviake Draw me like one of your french girls

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    Not without the skills to go along with it.
     
  19. Goonerview Gold Belt

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    True, Rousey is more consistent.
     
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    I think it's partially because she's something of a novelty (female fighter, who is actually quite skilled), and also she's pretty. It's not like she's a super model, but she can be pretty enough, and that helps. If she were really homely or butch then she'd probably not be as popular.

    Also, consider that she has the support of women because she's breaking gender stereotypes, and she has the support of men due to sex appeal.
     

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