Ronday Rousey, the biggest women's star in this history of fighting, is speaking out about the benefits of fighting.
In an upcoming documentary, Rousey says that fighting is "human instinct" and that people shoudn't oppress the desire entirely.
MMA "really is the most responsible outlet for (aggression)," she says, as reported by USA Today. "It’s a human instinct to fight. If you try to suppress it entirely, and put everyone in a bubble-wrapped society, that’s when people start going nuts and shooting movie theaters. If any of those people that had all of that aggression built up in them had some sort of outlet, I think that we’d have a lot more societal health because of it."
Rousey was 12-0, with all of her victories coming by finish, before she was knocked out cold by Holly Holm in November. Rousey has not fought since, but does plan a return early next year.
Since she's lost, the UFC women's bantamweight championship has changed hands twice, from Holm to Miesha Tate to Amanda Nunes. After a period of not talking to the media after loss, Rousey has re-emerged in the public eye and appears determined to take back her crown.