Ronda Rousey, once the most feared woman in all of women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) took to her Instagram account to show her support for “A Day Without A Woman” movement, which coincided on the same day (Mar. 8, 2017) as International Women’s Day.
“One of the most popular spots in New York City on Wednesday was a bronze statue in the Financial District depicting a fearless young girl — hands on her hips and a valiant expression on her face — standing in the way of the iconic Charging Bull sculpture near the New York Stock Exchange.
A plaque in front of the brave girl says, ‘SHE makes a difference.’”
The movement, an entity on its own, and indicative of IWD, was celebrated worldwide this past Wednesday.
“A Day Without A Woman,” also referred to as “Women’s Strike” advocates that partakers bunk off work or school, as well as refrain from purchasing anything online or in stores, so as to highlight how imperative a woman’s role in society is, with regards to it’s overall foundation and structure.
At one point in time, not only did Rousey hold sway amongst her female bantamweight counterparts, she was also by far, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)’s biggest cash cow (h/t Conor McGregor, Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre).
With back-to-back losses (Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes respectively), it wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination to suggest the former undisputed women’s 135-pound champion might just call time on her short, but storied MMA career, and set off to pastures anew.