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Hurt Business: Ronda Rousey explains how more MMA could increase peace, prevent movie theater shootings

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, feels that if more people used mixed martial arts (MMA) as an outlet to release built up frustrations and aggression, there wouldn’t be so much daily violence in cities around the world. That’s because "Rowdy" is adamant that MMA doesn’t promote violence, if anything, it provides Average Joe’s an avenue to release some steam without having to resort to shooting up a movie theater.

"Rowdy" breaks it down in a scene from "The Hurt Business" (via The Washington post):

"Ignorance is the only real barrier the sport has to overcome. I think a lot of people who are ignorant toward it say it promotes violence when it really is the most responsible outlet for it. It’s human instinct to fight. If you try to suppress it entirely, and put everyone in a bubble-wrapped society, that’s when people end up going nuts and shooting movie theaters. If any of those people that had all of that aggression built up in them had some sort of outlet, I think that we’d have a lot more societal health because of it. It’s not violence for the sake of violence. I mean the word ‘art’ is in it for a reason. When I get in there, yeah, I’m fighting, but really what I’m trying to do is outsmart the other person. It’s a puzzle to be solved. I’m not just going in there and spazzing out and swinging my hands and lifting weights so that I can lift my hands even harder. It’s more mental and tactical than anything else and I think it’s the purest, most beautiful sport in the world."

"The Hurt Business" -- which will give you a deeper look into what life is like for an MMA fighter and explain the boom in popularity of the ever-growing sport — is expected to hit select theaters on Sept. 29, 2016. In addition to following Rousey, the film provides an inside look at the lives of Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre and Rashad Evans, among others.

As far as Rousey’s future fighting career is concerned, she is expected to return in 2017. And when she does, you don’t want to be first in line to face her, according to her boyfriend.

Check out the trailer for "The Hurt Business" below:

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