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7/11/13 10:27 PM
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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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7/11/13 10:30 PM
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7/11/13 10:33 PM
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I think it makes it all the more entertaining 

7/11/13 10:33 PM
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I remember back when "Woman can't pitch a baseball properly, cause the arm hits the boobies" was the argument lol.

7/11/13 10:34 PM
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7/11/13 10:38 PM
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I bet she makes more money wearing a halter top to fight than a compression shirt.
7/11/13 10:44 PM
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Yet another reason Gina was the GOAT. Two reasons, actually.

7/11/13 10:45 PM
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A thinking mans topic. Phone Post 3.0
7/11/13 10:46 PM
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Unless more boobs pop up on this thread this is a non issue. Anyone? Phone Post
7/11/13 10:47 PM
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"Gina Carano was an amazing fighter, and she had a fantastic rack,"
lol, great quote.
7/11/13 10:48 PM
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titties never stopped fedor

7/11/13 10:48 PM
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No issues here Phone Post
7/11/13 10:50 PM
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In for more WMMA boobs!
7/11/13 10:52 PM
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Only thing I could see is it being added weight without any kind of physical advantage.
7/11/13 10:54 PM
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7/11/13 10:55 PM
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So far this thread is failing!!! Phone Post 3.0
7/11/13 10:59 PM
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In the late nineties some bad ass fighter gave a seminar at Amherst Athletic Club. I was one of two women who attended, and when I asked how I could possibly execute the tucked-in defense being taught-- due to my actual breasts- I was told that "everyone has to adjust to their deficiencies."

First, and last, time my breasts were called "deficiencies."

Ronda went on record two years ago about the need for better bras in MMA.

Maybe fashion tape?
7/11/13 11:00 PM
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ChaosOverkill - 

I remember back when "Woman can't pitch a baseball properly, cause the arm hits the boobies" was the argument lol.


It's true. Overhand, the boob is pushed down, which stretches it. Underhanded throwing motion, as in softball, pushes the boob up, which is OK.

Real talk.
7/11/13 11:04 PM
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Under the Unified rules,women are required to wear chest protectors.

7/11/13 11:04 PM
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Why does Rousey wear such a skimpy top if this is a concern for her?
7/11/13 11:09 PM
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Sandy Pantz - Why does Rousey wear such a skimpy top if this is a concern for her?
Pretty sure she said it was the top she was given by the UFC who sponsored her.

Could be wrong, but I thought she said that before Phone Post
7/11/13 11:14 PM
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Sandy Pantz - Why does Rousey wear such a skimpy top if this is a concern for her?
Pretty sure she said it was the top she was given by the UFC who sponsored her.

Could be wrong, but I thought she said that before Phone Post

Interesting if true. Guess UFC was hoping for a nip slip
7/11/13 11:47 PM
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Does that mean Ronda will wear a rash guard in her next fight? Phone Post 3.0
7/12/13 12:02 AM
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I remember watching Invicta 3 or 4 and when one fighter walked out with a really small top, I told my wife "Her boobs are going to fall out. No way can she grapple I the clinch and not have her top ride up." I was still shocked when they did pop out... Phone Post 3.0

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