The first ever female UFC champion Ronda Rousey might be making a major splash in the world of MMA right now, but according to the popular ‘Business Insider‘ website the impact of her achievements is being felt beyond the confines of the sport.
The site includes Rousey at No.42 on their special feature, ’50 Women Changing The World’, a list topped by Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft head honcho Bill.
The MMA star also rubs shoulders with the likes of Michelle Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Clinton, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and the first female head of the CIA (who’s identity remains a mystery) in the article.
Making it even more of an impressive achievement for the 26 year-old, only two other sportswomen make the cut – basketball stand-out Brittney Griner (No.12) and tennis superstar Serena Williams (No.35).
Read what Business Insider had to say about Rousey below.
“Thanks to martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey, women now fight in the UFC.
The trash-talking Olympian qualified for the Athens games when she was only 17, and was the youngest judo competitor enlisted. In 2006, she became the first U.S. female athlete in nearly 10 years to win an A-Level tournament when she took home the gold metal at the Birmingham World Cup in Great Britain.
She also graced the cover of ESPN’s body issue last year.”