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15 Times Ronda Rousey Inspired Us to Kick Some Ass

When She’s Preparing for a Fight

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Ronda Rousey faced Bethe Correia in August this week (and beat her in 34 seconds!); this week, she started prepping for her next fight. One thing is for sure, we wouldn’t want to be the ones challenged by her in a fight. (That's why she’s one of these Strong Women Changing the Face of Girl Power As We Know It.)

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Facing Bethe Correia

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With an undefeated MMA record, there’s no denying that Rousey is a force to be reckoned with in the ring. BRB—changing our alarm to read, “If Ronda Rousey can crush her opponent in 34 seconds, you can get up for work.”

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When She’s Weighing In

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With her rigorous schedule and the need to cut weight every few months, it could be difficult to maintain a positive body image. But Rousey prides herself on cutting weight the healthy way and—as evidenced by this photo from August—she’s never looked better. Maybe if we did these 9 Core Exercises That Get You Closer to a Six-Pack we’d look as good as her?

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While Hitting a Punching Bag

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Rousey’s dedication makes us want to hit something—er, maybe just take a kickboxing class. And sure, she’s getting a lot of much-deserved recognition lately, but did you know she's Been Crushing MMA Opponents Since Day 1?

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While Stretching

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Even while stretching, Rousey has the face of pure determination. What we wouldn’t give to go through a full day of workouts with her!

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While Honoring Her Father

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Rousey’s father committed suicide when she was young. After Correia made disparaging comments about Rousey’s mental health and brought up her family, Rousey vowed to make sure nobody else tries that ever again. Message: received.

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When She's Pursuing Progress

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Ronda Rousey can give her competitors the one-two punch in less time than it takes most ladies to pick a pair of workout leggings for spin class. She captioned this shot "on the never ending pursuit of progress." We have no doubt this fighter will push herself as far as physically possible.

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After a Hard Workout

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Rousey has been very vocal about her goal to retire from fighting with a perfect record. If there's anyone who can go undefeated, it'll be her. By the way, Rousey, can we borrow your stomach to wash our clothes?

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At the ESPY Awards

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As evidenced at the ESPYAwards, Rousey looks just as good in the ring as out of it. Her muscled physique proves strong is sexy.

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When She's Wearing Headgear

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Rousey's take no prisoners approach may inspire you to punch up your own workout routine. Seriously, no one has looked this good in boxing gear since Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby.

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When She's Quoting Someone

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Rousey has learned that creating a quote wall is the secret to staying motivated. Reebok even started a #MoreThanTape movement, and Rousey Will Wear Your Tweet on Her Hand Wraps to inspire her training sessions. She's totally all over our #fitspiration boards.

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During a Core Workout

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Obviously strong abs are at the core (sorry, had to!) of Rousey’s training—crossed leg crunches must be the secret to her tremendously toned shape.

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While on a Run

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Rousey has proven that to become the UFC Champ, you have to put in the work. Her run on the beach while carrying weights is going to torch some serious calories. (You can hit the sand too with these 5 Essential Tips for Running on the Beach.)

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While Jumping Rope

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“There’s something inexplicably grungy and cool about training in a loose tank top,“ Rousey said about this pic. We couldn’t agree more. (Psst... Train like Rousey with this Jump Rope Workout: Burn Fat and Tone All Over)

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When She Does Yoga

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There’s no denying that Rousey is in great shape (how else would she Defend Her UFC Title and Badass Status?), but seeing her in this backbend shows just how versatile she is. Just look at the definition in her shoulders!

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