If you don't know anything about Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, it's probably not a good idea to use her upcoming appearance on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 (preview) to form your opinion.
Especially with the "pure fucking mayhem" that unfolded on camera.
Rousey (7-0) is charged with leading a group of up-and-coming mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters through the FOX Sports 1 reality show. Opposing her, both on television and in the UFC 168 co-main event, is longtime nemesis Miesha Tate (13-4), who took over as division number one contender when Cat Zingano blew out her knee.
"I think it was very good for the women's division, and I think it definitely needed to happen, but you couldn't pay me $10 million to do it again. How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That's no way for people to get to know you, so I'm just preparing for people to get the worst idea of who I am."
I'm sure some opinions have already been formed.
That's because Rousey has been thrust into the spotlight as the new face of women's MMA. In addition to her nude photos in ESPN Magazine (see them here), as well as Maxim (pics here), the former Strikeforce champion has also been connecting with fans through "Hangout" chats like this one.
Just don't doubt her dedication to MMA.
Fans may not know much about her personally, but professionally, I think it's safe to say that what you see is what you get: A dominant female champion with the nastiest armbar in the business who to date, has ruled unchallenged at 135 pounds.
Anyone expect that to change this December?