The most famous person in martial arts, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, is one of the subjects of a documentary called “The Hurt Business,” set for release Sept. 29.
In it, she argues that mixed martial arts is a vehicle to make the world less aggressive, and more peaceful.
Ronda Rousey says more MMA fights would make the world a more peaceful place, calling it “the most responsible outlet for [aggression].”
“If you try to suppress [violence] entirely, and put everyone in a bubble-wrapped society, that’s when people start going nuts and shooting movie theaters. If any of those people that had all of that aggression built up in them had some sort of outlet, I think that we’d have a lot more societal health because of it.”
“[Mixed martial arts] is not violence for the sake of violence. I mean the word ‘art’ is in it for a reason. When I get in [the octagon], yeah, I’m fighting, but really what I’m trying to do is outsmart the other person. It’s a puzzle to be solved. I’m not just going in there and spazzing out and swinging my hands …”
“It’s more mental and tactical than anything else and I think it’s the purest, most beautiful sport in the world. ”