Historic weekend for Sportswomen
The weekend of the 23/24 of February 2013 will be remembered as a landmark occasion for Sportswomen around the world. Last night reigning UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey defended her title against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157.
This was the first ever Female UFC title fight ever and until now played a back seat roll in terms of Female MMA ( Mixed Martial Arts ) gaining large scale exposure. Ronda Rousey defeated Liz Carmouche in the 1st round with her trademark Armbar causing Carmouche to tap out, there is no questioning the ability of either fighter but a slight murmuring could be heard before the bout as Rousey had not competed in the UFC prior to the fight and was walking around posing with the belt along side the fact that it was a main event on pay per view ( outside of the USA ). Once you look past all the politics the fact remains that these women are no mugs! Liz Carmouche is the first UFC fighter to openly state that she is gay and is a former US Marine Corp of 5 years completing 3 tours of duty serving in the Middle East as a helicopter electrician.
Ronda Rousey at age 17 competed in the 2004 Olympic’s in Athens in Judo gaining a Gold medal before competing in Strikeforce ( MMA league ) in 2011. On her MMA debut in August 2010 she submitted Hayden Munoz with an Armbar in 23 seconds, the same outcome happened on her Strikeforce debut against Sarah D’Alelio again in the 1st round with her trademark Armbar.
Also making sporting women’s history is Auto Racing Car driver Danica Patrick, Danica will be the first women to pole in today’s Daytona 500. At the age of 10 Danica started Go Kart racing and 6 years later moved to Milton Keynes England to further her driving experience in the British National series events even competing in an event that some guy called Jenson Button competed in.
Along with her obvious driving talent Danica Patrick is also a model and marks the evolution of the Sportswomen/businesswomen as she also had an equity stake in her #7 Team in 2010. At 31 years of age Danica reportedly takes home a salary of $7,790,250 which is roughly £5 million a year and that’s after tax!
After a disappointing day on the grid and horrific accident yesterday Danica Patrick is set to be the first women to Pole ( fastest qualifying time permits you to start at the front ) at today’s Daytona 500. So if you ever needed motivation for any young female family member there you go!
UFC 157 Trailer
Daytona 500 2013 Qualification
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