Women in Combat

Ronda Rousey kicks female fighters into mixed martial arts

Ronda Rousey is about to kill me.

The world's fiercest female mixed-martial-arts fighter, a 5-ft. 6-in., 135-lb. battering ram with the shoulders of a linebacker and the face of a Hollywood starlet, isn't kicking my butt in the cage, though she could easily do that. No, she is flooring her BMW on a jam-packed L.A. interstate, and I'm sitting in the backseat cowering. She's running a bit late for a training session on this January morning and spots an opening in the right lane--otherwise known as the no-passing lane. She's doing 95 m.p.h. as she bends around a wall, kissing it....

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