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No one likes a challenge more than Ronda Rousey. It’s her motivation, her reason for driving herself inside and outside the Octagon.
It’s also the reason she can’t wait for UFC 193, when she’s expected to display her skills as a boxer against Holly Holm, the next and latest challenger to Rousey’s bantamweight title.
Rousey is known as a takedown specialist and a quick finisher. Of her 12 MMA wins, nine have come quickly via submission, notably her signature armbar.
But she concedes there’s a boxer lurking inside her, and beating Holm — a 19-time world boxing champion before transitioning to MMA — would be her chance to show the kind of punching skills she’s learned.
“I know my fighter,” says her coach, Edmond Tarverdyan. “I see my fighter every day. People that know boxing know how Ronda boxes.”
Although her success has come through her judo…
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