UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was part of a Facebook chat sponsored by Metro PCS on Wednesday and one of the questions she was asked was about her favorite fighter. A fan wanted to know who Rousey is a big fan of and her choice was one of the greatest in the sports history — former Pride FC heavyweight king Fedor Emelianenko.
Not only does Rousey look up to Fedor as her favorite fighter, but she said she emulates her idol every time she enters the cage.
“My favorite fighter to watch ever I would say is Fedor Emelianenko,” Rousey said
“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.”
Fedor will be remembered by many as the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time, despite his struggles in the states to end his career. If Rousey can continue on the path that she is currently on, she will have every opportunity to go down as the greatest female fight the sport has ever seen.