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With a total of 12 wins and 0 loses in her career, 5.1 million followers on Instagram, and ranking number eight on the Forbes’ highest-paid female athlete list, Rousey is one impressive woman.
The MMA fighter is currently promoting UFC 193, which will take place on November 14. During the pre-fight press conference, she said, “What makes me so confident that I can win is that I’m the greatest fighter in the world. I truly believe it.” Her opponent, Holly Holm doesn’t hesitate to agree: “To this day, she’s made that true. Things can change and that’s my plan. She’s the most dominant female athlete and when you’re on that stage she’s been able to prove she can really make that happen and it’s not a lucky fight, it’s not a lucky punch, she’s done it time and time again. She’s very skilled and she’s very good. In order to be in that position in order to get there, you have to have confidence in yourself so I expect her to say every bit of that and I respect her for feeling confident.”
Rousey is ready to go head-to-head with Holms, and she does think that Holms is a strong fighter — offering another opportunity to prove herself. She says, “What makes Holly such an intriguing challenger for me is I’ve been watching her since the day she started MMA. I’ve known that our paths are going to cross at some point. I know that if there’s a 19-time boxing world champion coming into my sport, I have my eye on her.”
Catch Rousey thanking the 5,000 fans who came out to the press conference in Austraila for UFC 193.
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Aussies are awesome!! Huge thank you to the over 5k of you who came to show support at the #UFC193 press conference yesterday at @etihadstadiumau!!!! I truly believe Aussies are the ones who can smash the @ufc attendance record – so looking forward to making history with you all!!!! #andSTILL #WhereWillYouBe Link to order tickets in bio – use the presale code UFCSOCIAL Pic via @luucreative