Ronda Rousey: Women Lawmakers Criticize Mixed Martial Arts

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Everybody around the world has heard of Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Ronda Rousey, and Holly Holm. All five of these fighters have one thing in common, mixed martial arts [MMA]. MMA is a mix between striking, wrestling, grappling, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. MMA is also known to less refined fans as “extreme fighting,” “cage fighting,” and “ultimate fighting,” (Source D). Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing in America. Mixed martial arts is the sport of the future, and people should not be able to make it illegal. New York is the only state that MMA/UFC is not legal. New York first banned MMA in 1997 (Source A). How can New York allow boxing and authorize the state athletic commission and not allow MMA? How can you pick and choose…show more content…
If mixed martial arts is a sexist sport then why is the face of the sport Ronda Rousey, a women? Ronda Rousey is the most recognizable female athlete on the planet (Source B). Ronda Rousey, until recently, was the bantamweight champion, and had never lost a fight. Rousey is a part time model, actress, 2014 ESPY Female Athlete of the year, and judo Olympic bronze medalist (Source B). Ronda Rousey is tougher that quantum physics. Rousey is among the best pound-for-pound fighters on any list of men and women. Rousey has written a book, stood up for women 's rights, the fight against bulimia, and became a voice of reason (Source…show more content…
It is estimated that some $70 million could be generated across the State in the first year alone, and some $35 million upstate (Source C). Ronda Rousey’s title fight with Cat Zingano, drew in 17,000 fans to Los Angeles’ Staples Center, generating $12.6 million at the gate and $1.2 million pay-per-view buys on Fox Sports (Source B). Mixed martial arts, a sport once condemned for its brutality, is riding a wave of popularity and profit but is still fighting for legitimacy (Source D). MMA will soon become America’s newest export (Source D). Mixed martial arts is not only a competitive sport, it is a sport that teaches you self-discipline and respect. Also, any ultimate fighter learns how to defend himself or herself properly (Source E). MMA is the sport of the future, and it should be legal all over the world including New

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