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Pic: 14-year old Ronda Rousey named one of Sports Illustrated’s 'Faces in the Crowd' back in 2001

Sports Illustrated doesn't always get it right.

In 2011, the magazine predicted the Red Sox would win 100 games, clinch the American League East, and move on to win baseball's World Series. Instead, Boston finished third, won only 90 games, and failed to make the playoffs.

No matter.

Back in 2001, SI named 14-year-old rising star Ronda Rousey one of sporting world's "Faces in the Crowd" after "Rowdy" racked up multiple gold medals on the judo circuit on her way to becoming an Olympic medalist (alongside the "annoying" Michael Phelps).

Take a look:

Rousey, fresh off a dominant knockout win over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Brazil (watch it), is now an undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, movie starbest-selling author, and UFC women's bantamweight champion.

As for the other faces?

Johnson Wagner turned pro in 2002 and has been on Golf's PGA Tour since 2007, according to Dan Levy at Awful Announcing, earning $9.3 million in career earnings plus an additional $700,000 on the tour.

Not too shabby, but can he impress retired porn stars?

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