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UFC 170: Sara McMann says Ronda Rousey is 'just another opponent'

An interesting way to describe an undefeated champion with seven straight submission wins.

"She's just another opponent. After you've competed for 19 years, it's pretty hard to make anything the pinnacle. I look at it the same way and I think that's to my benefit. That I just go out there and train hard and treat her like an opponent with skills in this area, and deficits in this area, and just go out there and fight."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight number one contender, Sara McMann, has been wrestling for almost 20 years, winning a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics to hang alongside her world championship medals in 2003, 2005 and 2007. In addition, she's a perfect 9-0 in mixed martial arts (MMA) after two amateur and seven professional fights across the span of three years. Simply put, she's been competing for most of her life and will not be intimidated heading into her UFC 170 main event opposite fellow Olympian Ronda Rousey (see their staredown here), which takes place on Feb. 22, 2014 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (more on that here). Good strategy?

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