Ronda Rousey Admits Fedor Emelianenko is Her Favorite Fighter

Ronda Rousey Admits Fedor Emelianenko is Her Favorite Fighter

UFC bantamweight Ronda Rousey could very well go down as the best female fighter in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. If she’s successful in doing so, Rousey will join a prestigious group of all-time greats including a man she has a ton of admiration for – Fedor Emelianenko.

Rousey spoke about Emelianenko in a recent Facebook chat with fans where she pointed to heavyweight legend as a competitor she attempts to resemble each time the cage door closes.

“My favorite fighter to watch ever I would say is Fedor Emelianenko. He’s always going to be my favorite. It was the first highlight reel I ever saw of MMA. I loved his style and how he came from a Judo-Sambo background, and I really try to emulate his style every time that I fight.”

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