Ronda Rousey: Top 5 Threats to Her Reign as UFC Champion

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Ronda Rousey: Top 5 Threats to Her Reign as UFC Champion
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It’s not really even an insult to call Ronda Rousey one-dimensional anymore.

Like any self-respecting fighter, she would likely bristle at that notion, but the truth is, she’s easy to figure out. There’s nothing wrong with being one-dimensional as long as that single dimension is so terrifyingly good that the rest of her division can’t decide if they hate or fear her.

Spoiler alert: She’s going to take you down and try to break your arm.

So far, it's been a recipe for unmatched success in the UFC women's bantamweight division. But let’s also be realistic here: Rousey is not as unbeatable as some pundits would have us believe. All it's going to take for her to get a true test is someone who can stay away from her Olympic-level judo game long enough to do damage on the feet.

And yeah, when we say “All it’s going to take,” we know that sounds like the most impossible mission in the world.

In any case, we'd like to see a few female MMA fighters try. Here (in no particular order) are our picks for the top five threats to Rousey’s ongoing tenure as UFC champion.

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