Full Coverage: Ronda Rousey talks breasts in Women's athletics with ESPNW

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronday Rousey speaks with ESPNW about the dangers of mid-fight wardrobe malfunctions.

ESPNW has an excellent piece addressing the issue of women's breasts being a hindrance to their athletic endeavors. While some athletes mentioned in the article seem to think their breasts don't really affect their performance, others are asking what can be done to overcome different issues.

ESPNW spoke to UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey about how she handled the physicality of her UFC 157 fight with Liz Carmouche while wearing what basically equates to a sports bra.

"When someone's on your back trying to rip your head off, things tend to slip around a bit," Rousey says. After one failed attempt at a wardrobe adjustment, she switched her focus to freeing herself from the choke hold "so she wouldn't snap my neck in half." As soon as she flipped Carmouche to the floor, Rousey went straight for her own neckline. Bad move: "I got kicked straight in the chest right as I was trying to adjust my bra."

"Gina Carano was an amazing fighter, and she had a fantastic rack," Rousey says of the MMA fighter-turned-actor. But then again: "You don't see big titties in the Olympics, and I think that's for a reason."

The piece explains that Rousey's outfit wasn't her first choice, but that a last minute mishap forced its move up the depth chart as a replacement. I think it's safe to say her team will be better prepared for her title bout with Miesha Tate at UFC 168.


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