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The Trouble With Ronda Rousey

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One year ago, Ronda Rousey made her heavily-hyped UFC debut, which was basically promoted as The Ronda Rousey Show, Featuring Ronda Rousey—The Girl Who's Just Like A Bro, Bro—And Some Other Lady, Who Will Be Fighting Ronda Rousey. With the UFC returning to this well ahead of Rousey's bantamweight title defense against Sara McMann this weekend, it's a good time to look back at Tomas Rios's piece on the subject from last year. (McMann, incidentally, is actually pretty interesting—an Olympic medalist in wrestling who's admirably unconcerned about her personal brand—and was the subject of a nice piece by ESPN's Kate Fagan that you can read here.)

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