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Rousey: “More MMA Fighters Would Make World More Peaceful.”

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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].”

“It’s a human instinct to fight,” says Rousey, as transcribed by Marissa Payne for The Washington Post.

“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. ”

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Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.