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Even TIME Magazine Has Something to Say About Ronda Rousey

Even TIME Magazine Has Something to Say About Ronda Rousey

Apparently Ronda Rousey losing at UFC 193 on Saturday night has caused a rip in the very fabric of our society, because it has become an issue that every media outlet – seriously, EVERY outlet – has something to say about it.

I mean, when the Economist gets in on the story and writes about it, you know it’s out of control. IT WAS A FREAKIN’ MMA FIGHT, PEOPLE.

So. Here’s TIME Magazine chiming in with something about how Rousey is more important now than she ever was.

Now she has the chance to be a whole new kind of hero. No longer an unstoppable, alien force in a class of her own, Rousey can become something far more important: a truly human champion with whom we all can identify. One with vulnerabilities like ours, who will have to work to overcome a public setback on her way back to dominance.

That’s a champion I could support in ways I never could the woman who entered the ring in Melbourne. I’ll draw inspiration in spades from a champion who can show me how to overcome adversity with grace, grit and determination. Her most important victory is still to come.

Eventually this will all die down, but I shudder to think what it’s going to be like when the rematch with champ Holly Holm rolls around. That’s going to be a nightmare of hot takes.

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