Rousey: Bigger boobs an issue in WMMA


An interesting story is featured in the most recent ESPN The Magazine's 'The Body Issue' that talks about women athletes and how they deal with having breasts in competition. The article talks with athletes from many different sports, including comments from UFC's Women champion Ronda Rousey, who sees them more as a hinderance than anything else:

"When someone's on your back trying to rip your head off, things tend to slip around a bit," Rousey says. After one failed attempt at a wardrobe adjustment, she switched her focus to freeing herself from the choke hold "so she wouldn't snap my neck in half." As soon as she flipped Carmouche to the floor, Rousey went straight for her own neckline. Bad move: "I got kicked straight in the chest right as I was trying to adjust my bra."

"Gina Carano was an amazing fighter, and she had a fantastic rack," Rousey says of the MMA fighter-turned-actor. But then again: "You don't see big titties in the Olympics, and I think that's for a reason."

And inside the Octagon, Rousey's boob issues go deeper than the cotton-Lycra blend. "The bigger my chest is, the more it gets in the way," says Rousey. When she's fighting at her most curvaceous weight, "it just creates space. It makes me much more efficient if I don't have so much in the way between me and my opponent."

And in the rare case that a breast is on full display, all hell can break loose. Even as Carmouche was threatening to break her neck, Rousey felt as if her falling bra was a life-or-death situation too. If she failed to get a grip, "I'd be morbidly embarrassed," she says.

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KatieCasimir site profile image  

7/13/13 3:52 PM by KatieCasimir

Ok so if I say "I'm 5'3" and wear a 36D" that's any better?  In my experience most people, especially men have no F-ing idea what that actually looks like.   In high school used to hunch my shoulders and try to hide my breasts so judgemental people like you wouldn't accuse me of faunting them.  I got over it. I am proud of my body.  I find this picture beautiful, not sexual.  

SKARHEAD site profile image  

7/13/13 3:38 PM by SKARHEAD

She could have described it and everyone here would have understood perfectly. Keep white knighting though, I'm sure she'll be blowing up your phone any minute now-lol

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7/13/13 3:32 PM by SKARHEAD


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7/13/13 3:27 PM by KatieCasimir

I’ve not been informed about this rule, but just from a practical stand point it doesn’t make sense.  The only good reason to punch an opponent in the boob is to piss them off, other than that it’s not going to do much damage.  Women tend to attack the head almost all the time, but if I’m punching the body I want ribs, solar plexus, kidney, liver… Punching the boob is about as effective as punching the shoulder.  Plus if you’re protecting your face at all your elbows are right in front of your boobs making it a pretty difficult target for little effect.

HexRei site profile image  

7/13/13 3:13 PM by HexRei

Perhaps to give an example of her size and what she wears in action? Since that's what her post is about?Not complaining about your lack of comprehension but LOL

Soul Gravy site profile image  

7/13/13 3:06 PM by Soul Gravy

sub a dub dub

SKARHEAD site profile image  

7/13/13 2:50 PM by SKARHEAD

You don't want to attract creeps...but you made sure to include a picture so we could all see your rack in action.Not complaining, but LOL

spliff site profile image  

7/13/13 1:38 PM by spliff

lol voted up ^

Stache site profile image  

7/13/13 12:24 PM by Stache

LOL another gem