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Ronda Rousey Bares It All for Skin Cancer Research

Photo via MarcJacobs.com

Ronda Rousey recently did a series of pictures for the “Protect The Skin You’re In” campaign. You can catch her on a featured Marc Jacobs T-shirt at at his website here. All the proceeds of the T-shirt go to the NYU Skin Cancer institute.

She graces the T-shirt campaign with others such as Kate Moss, Eva Mendas, and Miley Cyrus. The campaign has already raised over $1 million for the NYU School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group (IMCG).

“The public awareness generated by the T-shirt campaign is enormous, not to mention the funds that have been raised,” said Dr. William L. Carroll, director of the NYU Cancer Institute, who notes that proceeds of the sales of the T-shirts benefit IMCG. “We are grateful for the generosity of Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy in allowing the NYU Cancer Institute to focus on research and advancing clinical care.”


This sheds a new light on Ronda Rousey who is often characterized as a poor sport, among other things, in the WMMA world due to her behavior of the Ultimate Fighter. However this is a very noteworthy campaign cause, and she should be given respect for baring all to help raise awareness.

Rousey’s next challenge will be in the octagon, as she takes on women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate in the co-main event of UFC 168. The bout has been extremely hyped, due in large part to the recent season of TUF, the first to feature female contests and coaches. If Rousey is able to defend her title on Saturday night, she will likely face the #1 contender Cat Zingano sometime next year.

Rousey is currently 7-0, with seven submission victories.

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Autumn Ziemba
Autumn’s interest in Martial Arts began in her early teens through her father and brother. They trained together for several years. During those years she was also active in Sports. Autumn took a break from Martial Arts and athletics to pursue her education. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at Oneonta State College in Sociology with a concentration in Pre-professional Human Services. She then studied Social Sciences at Binghamton University receiving her Masters in Social Science in 2009. Her passion lies in Gender equality for sports and facets of Mixed Martial Arts. She currently works as a Criminal Justice Professional. Writing is a passion of hers and she enjoys engaging with people of various backgrounds to gain an understanding of different perspectives in the world of MMA.