Say my name: 'Rowdy' Bec Rawlings


'Rowdy' Bec Rawlings@RowdyBec
Am now going by my maiden name :) 2014 is going to be a good year!! #TUf20 #UFC #TeamRowdy

Aussie fighter 'Rowdy' Bec is wildly popular on the UG for her lively social networking and ferocious fighting.

However, Bec is more then a fighter, she is also a survivor of domestic violence. She took her life back, and has now taken her maiden name back.

She is member of The Ultimate Fighter season 20 which begins filming in May, and wanted a different name to be exposed to hundreds of thousands of new fans.

Damon Martin writing for FOX Sports has the story.

"I've been thinking about it for a long time pretty much as soon as I split up from my husband and I've just been thinking about going back to my roots," she explained. "I'm always a Rawlings, everyone says I have the Rawlings genes – the temper and the fiery attitude.  So I've always been known as a Rawlings in my hometown and stuff, so I think it's just about time for me to follow my heart and represent my name, not the past."

"I'm going to gain a lot of exposure on the show and gain a lot of new fans.  So I thought now would be the perfect time to gain fans that wouldn't be so confused if I changed the name further down the line. Before I really get into the spotlight I can change it and half of my fan base, if I gain fans after the show, won't be confused it will just be a natural thing to them."

“Before I really get into the spotlight I can change it and half of my fan base, if I gain fans after the show, won't be confused it will just be a natural thing to them.”

There is another female "Rowdy" - UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, but the nickname is not changing.

"I don't think anyone's ready for another 'Rowdy'," Rawlings said with a laugh. "But they don’t have any choice. I'm coming."

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n5 site profile image  

1/23/14 12:43 AM by n5

I like Rawlings better, reminds me of my childhood and playing with Rawlings sports equipment.

JustPeed site profile image  

1/23/14 12:42 AM by JustPeed

She is hot. I wish this tuf season was sooner. So many hotties on this show.

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1/21/14 1:23 AM by RowdyBec

Thats awesome :) Rowdy Bec is perfect.

Chromium site profile image  

1/21/14 1:19 AM by Chromium

Bec, I slightly redid the Strawweight poster I made and moved you adjacent to the center. Sorry I had you out of position in the last version I tweeted. Btw, you've been "Rowdy Bec" in every single version of this that I've made, but I can change it to "Bec Rawlings" or "Rowdy Bec Rawlings" if you like (click for full size).  

VanGo site profile image  

1/20/14 9:07 PM by VanGo

"Ooh baby I like it" Rawlings

RowdyBec site profile image  

1/20/14 7:57 PM by RowdyBec

Yesss indeedy, people can think what they like :) all I gotta worry about is evolving as a fighter & winning that strap!!

Tatami Strangler site profile image  

1/20/14 7:36 PM by Tatami Strangler

She will fight Ronda at a catch weight for the rights to use the ROWDY nick name.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

1/20/14 7:17 PM by Jack Skellington

Smart of her to do before entering the UFC.

Dougie site profile image  

1/20/14 6:16 PM by Dougie

I think she would be more concerned about her fighting than her nickname to care what people think. WAR ROWDY RAWLINGS!

Druken Fist Fight site profile image  

1/20/14 6:06 PM by Druken Fist Fight

Finally she took my advice and we can now begin our torrent e-love affair, just saying.