Ronda Rousey: “We need a new face of the sport that people actually want to look at”

Is this a face you want to look at?

Olympic medalist Ronda Rousey (2-0) makes her Strikeforce debut tonight LIVE on Showtime against 30-year-old Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (4-1).

There is a lot of eyes watching and a lot of hype surrounding Rousey right now, and a lot of talk about her possibly being the future “face of women’s MMA”.

However, there is a 145-pound “Cyborg” that she is going to have to eventually go through if she wants to ultimately claim that throne.

Rousey is not shy about her aspirations:

“For this fight my goal is to go in and win, make it look good and make it look entertaining and look good while I’m at it. I want to try to bring a lot more attention to women’s MMA and what I think we need right now is a new face of the sport that people actually want to look at. So I’m going to try my best to be that person.”

In case you did not catch it, notice the apparent “dig” at Cris “Cyborg” Santos (10-1), the current Strikeforce 145-pound women’s champ and the undisputed current “face of women’s MMA”. Rousey says the sport needs a face people “actually want to look at”.

What say you ProMMAnow.com readers, does Rousey have a point or is she disrespecting the champ with her statement? Rousey definitely has her sights set high, but first things first, and that is Sarah D’Alelio.

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