But apparently I just woke up from a three-year nap, because Rousey, an Olympic gold medalist in judo, won her UFC title back in 2012 and has been proclaimed by ESPN as “the best female athlete ever.” Among her nicknames are Rowdy, The Arm Collector and Baddest Woman on the Planet. And she is, undeniably, an attractive woman, although I’m not sure how comfortable I’d be asking for a date with the planet’s baddest woman.
I knew of course, that men have been slugging it out in events Sen. John McCain once described as "human cockfighting" since the '90s. (Please spare me the bit about how football is a violent sport, too, with all those concussions. The difference is that football injuries are the byproduct of teams trying to get to a goal line. In these brawls, beating an opponent senseless is the goal).
Somehow, though, kicking another person in the head for the enjoyment of others seems even uglier when women do it. And, if that sounds both wimpy and sexist, so be it.
But congratulations, women, you’ve finally earned the right to entertain the masses by beating each other up.