According to a Feb. 21 report from MMA Mania, UFC President Dana White is blown away by the media attention that Ronda Rousey receives.
White said the media pays more attention to her than Brock Lesnar, previously known as the media champ of the UFC.
“No, she blows him out of the water,” White said of the media attention Rousey receives, as compared to Lesnar. “No fighter who has ever fought for the UFC has received as much attention as she has, it’s a fact. Honestly, going into this thing, I didn’t know that would happen. I didn’t think HBO and TIME Magazine and all these other outlets that never come to us, would. I didn’t see that happening. And if they did, I didn’t think it was going to be positive. I thought it was going to be freak show. Nobody pulled the freak show card, nobody has really smashed the main event on this card and it’s been pretty cool.”
Rousey is set to make history by fighting Liz Carmouche in the first ever all-female UFC bout, as she headlines the UFC 157 main event on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.
Rousey doesn’t need to do much to stir the media into a frenzy, as her breathtaking good looks are more than enough to back up her superb fighting skills.
But what happens if she suffers a wardrobe malfunction at UFC 157? It would definitely go viral on the Internet and cause a frenzy among MMA fan-boys around the world. However, the UFC wants Rousey vs Carmouche to be a professional fight, and not a spectacle.
Here’s a look at five ways Rousey can avoid suffering a wardrobe malfunction at UFC 157.
No. 5. Double sports bra
Many female MMA fighters wear two sports bras instead of one when they do battle inside the cage.
Doubling up on coverage ensures there will be no surprise appearance by “the twins.”
No. 4. Compression Shorts
Wardrobe malfunctions aren’t limited to the top region of the female body, as several MMA fighters have had embarrassing moments inside the cage that had to do with their shorts getting pulled down.
Wearing compression shorts would definitely keep the crowd from seeing too much of Rousey’s behind.
No. 3. Stay off the fence
Many wardrobe malfunctions happen during the clinch and while pressed up against the fence.
If Rousey can take the fight to the mat or engage in a standup slug-fest, the chance of a wardrobe malfunction goes down dramatically.
No. 2. Pray
Anything can happen inside the cage, and sometimes even the best coverage won’t do any good in helping a fighter avoid a wardrobe malfunction.
Rousey can take a religious approach by praying she doesn’t suffer a wardrobe malfunction in front of millions of people.
No. 1. Quick finish
The chance of a wardrobe malfunction occurring at UFC 157 is slim if it’s a short fight.
If Rousey is only in the cage for a couple minutes and earns a quick ref stoppage, it’s unlikely she’ll suffer a wardrobe malfunction.