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Ronda Rousey prefers No. 1 pound-for-pound rank over 'sexiest woman alive' title

Esther Lin

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been called a sex symbol by some. She's been called the world's best pound-for-pound fighter by others.

Rousey will take the latter title over the former any day of the week.

In a segment which aired on Tuesday night's edition of HBO's Real Sports, Rousey was asked about her standing atop Sports Illustrated's pound-for-pound mixed martial arts rankings, a Top 10 list which included two women -- Rousey and UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk (ranked No. 10) -- and eight men.

"It makes me feel way better than if someone told me I was pretty," Rousey said. "If I was voted the sexiest woman alive, it wouldn't make me really happy. There's a sexiest woman alive every year. Once in a blue moon you see a woman on the top of the pound-for-pound list."

Besides, Rousey says, she's not sure she agrees with the sex symbol status which has been bestowed upon her.

"I don't really see myself as a sex symbol," Rousey said. "Because ever since some people started calling me a sex symbol, I've had less sex than I've had in my life. It's not really working out for me."

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