Beyonce Uses Ronda Rousey's DNB Quote for Made in America Festival Performance

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistSeptember 6, 2015

Sep 4, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey answers questions for fans before the weigh-ins for UFC 191 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ronda Rousey is a star. This we know. But it does not get any bigger in pop culture than Beyonce.

During Beyonce’s set at the Budweiser Made In America festival Saturday, the cultural icon played Rousey’s now famous "Do Nothing B---h" clip before performing "Diva." (Warning: NSFW language)

Being included in Beyonce’s set truly puts a stamp on Rousey’s crossover appeal. And it did not go unnoticed. UFC President Dana White was quick to post the video of the intro to his Twitter feed. It is a big win for Rousey and the UFC.

The quote came via the UFC’s popular Embedded video series before Rousey's fight against Bethe Correia in Brazil. Rousey responded to critics of her body saying that her body is not masculine, but "femininely badass." The current queen of pop music obviously took notice of the body positive quote to include it in her set.

Rousey’s comment in that YouTube video series has launched a campaign to promote healthy body image. Rousey sold more than 50,000 t-shirts in the wake of the comment, and now her quote is appearing on the stage of one of the biggest music acts today. It is a transcendent moment for the bantamweight champion, and simply a cool moment for the sport of MMA.

Rousey’s next fight will take place in Melbourne, Australia against Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November.

Video Play Button
Videos you might like

Related

    Expert UFC 250 Predictions 🔮

    Our staff give their picks for Saturday's event

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Expert UFC 250 Predictions 🔮

    Kelsey McCarson
    via Bleacher Report

    UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer Odds, Predictions and Fight Hype

    MMA logo
    MMA

    UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer Odds, Predictions and Fight Hype

    Alex Ballentine
    via Bleacher Report

    Jon Jones: 'There's Absolutely Nothing Peaceful About Looting'

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Jon Jones: 'There's Absolutely Nothing Peaceful About Looting'

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    Former UFC Fighter Juan Adams Writes Open Letter on Racial Injustice

    'I was viewed as an adult-level threat since I was 12 years old'

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Former UFC Fighter Juan Adams Writes Open Letter on Racial Injustice

    MMA Fighting Newswire
    via MMA Fighting