15 Photos That Prove Ronda Rousey Doesn't Need The UFC

After the rise and fall of being a MMA champion, Rousey has been anything but defeated.

In a career that almost never was, Ronda Rousey shocked the world by pioneering a division of her own for women in the UFC. A lifetime of hardship and reaping the rewards of her intense dedication, she has been unbelievably successful in every aspect of her life. She has created her image through countless hours of gruelling sweat, blood, and tears, paving the way to the pinnacle of a sport that hadn't existed but two years prior. From behind the scenes Rousey used her popularity in female mixed martial arts to propel an entirely new aspect of her career, film. She was featured in blockbuster hits such as The Expendables, Entourage - The Movie, and Furious 7. Riddled in between training for fights, studying her script for movies and writing a book, Ronda Rousey nailed a smoking hot Sports Illustrated Swimsuit spread; she is an absolute workhorse.

Before any of this happened she was a medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Judo, a martial arts combat sport that involves heavy throws and submissions. It all runs in the family however, her mother, AnnMaria De Mars, was the first American to take home the gold medal in Judo in 1984. Her mother accomplished this while also getting her master’s degree in business. It seems the Rousey’s cannot be stopped when it comes to monumental achievements.

After the rise and fall of being a MMA champion, Rousey has been anything but defeated. She has several avenues and routes in which she can continue to stack money on top of her already crescendo-like mountain of cash. She has bombarded the film industry, written a New-York Times Bestselling book, and killed it with her looks and fashion on red carpets and swimsuit spreads. The journey is just beginning for Ronda Rousey, and here’s 15 reasons why she’s destined to succeed.

15 She's Got Maxim On Lock

14 She's Connected

13 WWE Future?

12 She Knows How To Have A Good Time

11 She Can Beat Up Anyone

10 She Killed Her Sports Illustrated Shoot

9 Her Fans

8 She's A Movie Star

7  She's Beautiful

6 She's Incredibly Cool 

5 She Can Punch 

4 She Has A Hell Of A Smile

Ronda Rousey has an infectious smile. She is incredibly beautiful but she puts most other beauties to shame with her row of pearly whites. Even if you have a hard time liking Ronda Rousey she makes it much more difficult to dislike her every time she graces us with one of her signature Rousey grins. Ronda has a great sense of humor as well, during several press interviews for the UFC she has kept the audience laughing with her sexual innuendos and overall hilarity, especially stunning when it’s on the front end of a humongous fight that could make or break her career. One glance at her sensational smile and it just might change your mind about her, mixed with her raw and uncut personality, what’s not to love?

3 She's Incredibly Humble

2 Her Badass Mother

One person who will always be in Ronda’s corner is her mother, AnnMarie De Mars. Her mother has been involved even more so after the passing of Ronda’s father when she was a young girl. Her mother is an incredible role model and Ronda followed suit, when her mother was raising Ronda she was simultaneously becoming the first American woman to achieve a gold medal in the Olympics for Judo, and earning her Master’s degree. One glance at the accolades of her mother and it’s not difficult to find out how Ronda became so successful, she was destined for success since the day she was born. Ronda has always described her mother as incredibly hard to please, but even her mother was shocked when Ronda predicted she would be the future champion of a sport that didn't yet exist.

1 She Has A New York Times Bestseller

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