Ronda Rousey Believes She Could Beat Every Male UFC Bantamweight

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 6, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28:  Ronda Rousey enters the Octagon in her UFC women's bantamweight championship bout against Cat Zingano during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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No woman has come close to defeating UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey thus far, and the undefeated superstar is of the mind that she could have similar success against the men.

According to Luke Augustus of MailOnline, the 28-year-old titleholder revealed on The Dan Patrick Show that she could defeat the men in UFC's bantamweight division:

I'm not offended. I really don't think that's serious. I consider it a compliment that people will even consider it. I never say that I'm incapable of beating anybody, because I don't believe in putting limits on myself. So I mean, I would have to say if you're just talking about what's in the realm of possibility of what's possible of who I could beat, well I could beat 100 percent of them. You can't tell me that there's a zero percent chance that I can beat anyone on the planet, so I'm never gonna say that.

Rousey is coming off a 14-second demolition of Cat Zingano at UFC 184, which has led to whispers regarding the possibility of the former Olympic judo medalist mixing it up with the men at some point.

Not everyone is convinced Rousey could compete with the opposite sex, though, including UFC middleweight Derek Brunson:

Derek Brunson @DerekBrunson

Ronda Rousey you're a beast and all. But you will not beat the men in your weight class in the UFC. Girl Bye #UFC

Derek Brunson @DerekBrunson

Men who fight the same weight class as Rousey:Dillashaw,Barao,Cruz,Faber,Assuncao,McDonald... If you entertain the thought you're crazy AF

Rousey has broken the mold and made women's MMA a mainstream sport when most thought it couldn't be done. She seems capable of almost anything she puts her mind to.

Any talk of Rousey fighting the guys is speculation at this point, but perhaps Dana White will have no choice but to explore the possibility if she continues to dismantle her opponents.

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