Before losing her belt to Holly Holm at UFC 193, Ronda Rousey was the biggest star in the UFC and the most dominant champion in all of MMA.
Although women’s MMA is progressing so rapidly, Ronda will always be remembered as a pioneer in the sport. Our 10 Best Ronda Rousey quotes give you a closer look at how she became so successful and how her inspiring personality captured the imagination of millions of people throughout the world.
1.) “No matter how much you try or what you say, people aren’t going to fully understand you or where you’re coming from. You just have to get used to being misunderstood.”
2.) “The kind of person that thinks I’m too arrogant or thinks that I think too much of myself, wasn’t told enough to believe in themselves, and they’re taking their own self-doubt out on me.”
3.) “Once you start caring about people’s opinions of you, you give up control.”
4.) “A belt does nothing but hold your gi together. A belt has assigned significance, a belt is somebody else saying you’re good, you don’t need other people saying that you’re good in order to be good.”
5.) “You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.”
6.) “I’m scared of failure all the time, but I’m not scared enough to stop trying.”
7.) “I never would have been able to do any of those things without hope. The kind of hope I’m talking about is the belief that something good will come. That everything you’re going through and everything you’ve gone through will be worth the struggles and frustrations. The kind of hope I’m talking about is a deep belief that the world can be changed, that the impossible is possible.”
8.) “Most people focus on the wrong thing: They focus on the result, not the process. The process is the sacrifice; it’s all the hard parts; the sweat, the pain, the tears, the losses. You make the sacrifices anyway. You learn to enjoy them, or at least embrace them. In the end, it is the sacrifices that must fulfill you.”
9.) “I don’t want little girls to have the same ambitions as me. But I want them to know that it’s okay to be ambitious. This is my way that I found to try and change the world.”
10.) “You have to fight because you can’t count on anyone else fighting for you… To get anything of real value, you have to fight for it.”
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