When Ronda Rousey fights, people all over the world watch.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight champion has truly transcended the sport like no other athlete in the existence of mixed martial arts (MMA).
Aside from the swell of UFC fans, elebrities and top athletes in other major sports who will assuredly tune in, fellow fighters in MMA, as well as all of combat sports, will all be watching, too.
GLORY -- the world's leading kickboxing promotion -- is home to some of the finest kickboxers on the planet. And many of them will watch Rousey later on tonight (Sat., Nov. 14, 2015) when she steps into the Octagon to defend her UFC women's title against Holly Holm at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Here is what several of the GLORY champions and top-ranked contenders had to say about Rousey and UFC 193's main event:
Artem Levin (50-4-2) GLORY Middleweight champion
"Ronda took women's MMA and even all women's combat sports to a new level. They are interesting to the audience. She leads. She is copied, she's an idol. I admire her too. She's not a fortuitous champion or a hyped average performer. She is a self-made woma and got to the top where no one had been before. Can't help waiting for her next fight. I hope she lets us enjoy the fight more than one round."
Rico Verhoeven (46-10) GLORY Heavyweight champion
"When you are the champ there are wolves everywhere, always on the watch to take your place. But what happens to those wolves when they get thrown into an alligator pit? The wolf will get eaten. So, that's what happens when you step in with the champ! So, I think the answer to what will happen [at UFC 193] is pretty clear right?"
Robin van Roosmalen (34-6) GLORY Lightweight champion
"I think she [Rousey] is going to win tomorrow at the end of the first round with a submission. She's a great example of the sport and women's MMA and a smart and great business woman."
Benny Adegbuyi (22-3) No. 1-ranked GLORY Heavyweight
"I always thought man are better than women in every sport, that they have better skills and capacity, especially in fighting sports, but Ronda Rousey is just proving that I was wrong. She is just perfect in what she is doing. I think she will definitely win at UFC 193. She has a top opponent, but she is just better than every woman at this moment."
Josh Jauncey (23-5) No. 4-ranked GLORY Lightweight
"It's easy to soar like an eagle when you're working with turkeys. However, this time Ronda ain't fighting a turkey. If Holly can control the distance on the feet and us her striking to pick Ronda off without stepping too deep, Rousey is in for a long night."
Simon Marcus (42-2-2) No. 2-ranked GLORY Middleweight
"I take Rousey. She's proven to be an athlete on another plane above her competition."
Joe Schilling (20-6) No. 1-ranked GLORY Middleweight
"I know Holm is a good striker, but I just don't think she has a chance."
Filip Verlinden (44-13-1) No. 9-ranked GLORY Middleweight
"When I see Rousey, I see a focused, dedicated and hard-working athlete, who improves every fight. In my opinion she deserves every penny she makes. I think she is going to win by armbar, because that's probably the safest option against Holm."
Dustin Jacoby (7-6) No. 4-ranked GLORY Middleweight
"I believe Dana White is cautiously telling Rousey, 'listen, by no means do I want you to risk losing this fight, but stand and box with Holm for a bit. Showcase some boxing skills and give the fans a little excitement.' I believe Rousey is that special of an MMA athlete that Dana can have that type of conversation with her. There's not many people in this sport that he can have that kind of talk with and Ronda is that special of an athlete that he is able to tell her to have some fun for the fans before she rips her [Holm] heart out of her chest. And in my opinion, that is exactly what is going to happen tomorrow night."