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OK OK! JUST REPORTING, YOU DECIDE: "Ronda Rousey" I could beat heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez...

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey said under the right circumstances, she could beat the men's heavyweight king.

"Rowdy" Rousey, 26, has talked before about beating Velasquez, who is one of the strongest men in the world and arguably the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time. Rousey said that if given the opportunity, she could beat him in a fight.


"In any given moment, under the right circumstance, I think it is possible," said Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight champion." 


"You cannot tell me that it is physically impossible. It is possible that in any given moment, I could beat him.

         "I always believe in my possibilities."


The Olympic judo bronze medalist never seems to lack in confidence but her assertion that she could beat Velasquez despite giving up about a hundred pounds in weight, might seem over the top. Before you're quick to criticize "Rowdy" Ronda as delusional, however, remember that competitive fighting is necessarily an audacious practice.


In order to have a chance at successfully facing the tension of a fight, fighters need to believe in themselves to a ridiculous degree. In effect, all Rousey is saying is that, in a hypothetical situation where she had to fight Velasquez for some insane reason, she wouldn't just curl up and die - she'd fight on and believes that she'd find a way to win somehow.

Rousey has had a good year for possibilities: Since January, she has debuted in the UFC, appeared on the cover of ESPN: The Magazine and cast in Fast & Furious 7 and THE Expendable 3. 


She is undefeated since she started fighting in MMA, and was the first woman from the U.S. to medal in judo in the Olympic Games. She is credited with getting women featured in the UFC -- even changing the mind of UFC president Dana White, who had once said women would never fight in the organization.


With Velasquez weighing nearly 100 pounds more than the UFC women's bantamweight champion, Rousey should have a hard time beating him.



But Rousey said she is married to her sport and plans to improve.












Everyone knows what you do in every fight (one 'armbar' key arm or elbow smash your opponent and win the match) but no one can stop you. What is your secret?

"My rivals think that they know what I'm going to do, but they don't. Each "armbar" I did in my fights is different and a different preparation. They do not understand how to get to that position. When a golfer hits a ball, you see the time of the coup but did not think about the 'swing', the previous motion. And there is the key, in the previous move.


Is there something they can do?

Even when they realize the previous motion, there is nothing they can do about it. In all my life I made many repetitions of various previous positions there is no way anyone can resist.

Do you always go out and look for a "armbar"?

No, never ... never said "I'm going up to the cage to win with an armbar".Never did that. If I had thought of that alone, I would have forgotten about other important aspects, and could not win.

So what's your strategy?

When I fight I have no idea what I'm doing. Everything is here (points to head) and you have to figure out what to do in each situation. I am adaptable and therefore it is difficult to defeat.

You broke your first four opponents in less than 50 seconds. Now you are lasting four minutes. What is changing?

I think my opponents are getting better and I also are investigating and studying better. They have more information. It's not like before, when someone rose to fight me without knowing me.

SOURCE: UPI, Yahoo Sports & vivelohoy.com

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