ByJustin Golightly, writer at
Design wizard. MMA mathematician. Formerly of Middle Easy, Justin Golightly has been featured on Bleacher Report, Uproxx and TMZ.
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Ronda Rousey, the queen of women's MMA, is set to finally return at UFC 207.

Everyone knows the brash badass who slammed all the best women fighters in her division on their head since her UFC debut, but before that, she was doing the same thing in Strikeforce.

At a big turning point in her career, Rousey armbarred what would become a longtime rival in Miesha Tate for the first time in Strikeforce in March of 2012. She walked away from that fight with the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship. Later that summer, Rousey would travel to Stockton, California for an extended stay with the most infamous brothers in MMA: Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz.

In retrospect, it is interesting to see Rousey at such an early genesis of her career. She even spoke about how her then-recent fanfare is something that was new to her, as well as how receptive the Diaz brothers were to training with her.

"It's weird to think of that I have fans and people out there that, like, just want good things for me and I've never even met them," Rousey said. "I never really had that in Judo. I just had a lot of people that booed me, so it's new. It's kind of weird, but kind of awesome."

In the intimate Middle Easy mini-series, Rousey would teach Nick and Nate Diaz Judo tosses, talk health food stuff, take apple cider vinegar shots and even belt out Gotye's hit song "Somebody That I Used To Know".

Check out Episode 4 in the series below.


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