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Ronda Rousey: ‘I’m the biggest draw in the sport’

Ronda Rousey needed 96 seconds to beat all her last three opponents combined, but believes her role in the sport is much bigger that people might think.

The UFC bantamweight champion went on 'Good Morning America'  on Thursday morning to discuss the legalization of the sport in New York, movies and career, and made quite a big statement on how important she is to the UFC.

"So many ridiculous arguments that MMA is somehow anti-woman. Fighting is not a man’s thing, it’s a human’s thing," Rousey said. "To say it’s an anti-woman I think it’s an anti-feminist statement, and the UFC... I’m the biggest draw in the sport and I’m a woman. How is that anti-woman?"

Rousey, who "really feels optimistic this year" about MMA being legalized in New York, returns to the Octagon against undefeated Bethe Correia at Rio de Janeiro’s UFC 190 on Aug. 1.

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