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I tripped over a good bully story. It is much better to hear Ronda tell it. She is a good story teller and this is a great story. I strongly recommend this IJR flash video clip over the abbreviated text of the story at the bottom of the page.

Keep in mind, that she competes, fights in the womens bantamweight class. That is to say, she is small, particularly when compared to the big thugs who decided to exhibit their manliness by pushing her around.

click HERE to see the interview

Now with the bullying event as she told it in your head, watch her in the ring and imagine how quick the world turned upside down for the thugs in her story. She started in judo, winning the Olympic gold medal in Bejing. Then added more martial arts to enter MMA.

This Showtime video gives a thorough story of Ronda and women’s MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting. While still not my cup of tea, I am surprised at the sport and the normalcy of it’s reigning women’s bantamweight champion.

Okay, now the synopsis of the story that brought
Ronda and Womens MMA to my attention:

When Ronda Rousey went to a packed theater to see the film “Juno,” she had plans for a low-key evening. And when the group behind her talked throughout the movie, and the girl sitting behind her put her feet on Ronda’s chair, even nudging her head with her foot, she stayed calm, even asking the girl to stop.

But when the movie was over, Ronda had had enough. She took the girl’s boot off her foot and threw it. She told the girl to get some manners.

The guys in the group cornered Ronda in the theater and demanded she return the boot. When she didn’t, they push her against a wall. And that’s when the group found out they had been messing with the wrong woman.

Rousey is a mixed martial artist and judoka. She is the first and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She is the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo, which she obtained in Beijing.

Ronda did what judo had taught her and neutralized the guys’ size and number. She punched one of the guys in the face several times and flipped another guy over her shoulder. The rest of the audience had been so annoyed with the group, they applauded her. And when the guys realized they had just got their butts kicked, they went to the police and pressed charges – after they had started the fight. The police, understanding the situation, did not press charges against Ronda.