It’s turning out to be a great week for Ronda Rousey. Not only does her new book, ‘My Fight / Your Fight’ land in stores today, but she also features on the cover of this weeks ‘Sports Illustrated’ magazine.

Rousy is only the second UFC fighter ever to appear on the cover, but even more impressively, the reason she’s been put there is that SI has just declared her ‘The World’s Most Dominant Athlete’.

As it happens, Business Insider also awarded her the same accolade just last week, so it appears the UFC woman’s bantamweight champion is winning the hearts and minds of the media beyond just MMA circles.

Sports Illustrated also have Rousey as their current pound-for-pound No.1 fighter in the sport, replacing Jon Jones at the summit after his recent hit-and-run arrest resulted in him having his title stripped in addition to being placed on indefinite suspension.

Speaking as part of her cover story interview, Rousey talks about how long she’ll remain in the sport, noting that, “The shorter my fights are, the longer I can fight. I want to stop before it really erodes me.”

Her next fight comes against Bethe Correia who will enjoy the hometown advantage when they fight in the main event of UFC 190 in Brazil on August 1st.

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