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Rousey on contenders: Taking turns losing to me is better for them financially

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The female pound for pound #1 thinks the rest of the division are better off financially when they 'take their turns losing' to her.

Ronda Rousey feels like she's found her true purpose in women's mixed marital arts: Ruling over the bantamweight division so that her contenders are financially secure. While her adversaries may suffer a broken arm or concussion, "Rowdy" feels as though they should be thankful for it.

The MMA mega-star fielded questions from reporters at the UFC 193 media scrum.

"I really feel like I've found my place and what I'm supposed to be doing," Rousey said. "I feel like it's better for all of us. This is my role for all the women in the division. It helps them all out that they all get to take their turns losing to me. They'll all make a lot more money that way. After I retire and they fight each other, they're not going to make as much money being the champion when I'm gone then they are being the contenders now."

Rousey, 28, hasn't just taken the MMA world by storm, the Olympic bronze medalist has also branched out into Hollywood. Ronda has starred in Furious 7, The Expendables 3 and the Entourage movie, and she was recently declared one of highest paid female athletes in the world.

The undefeated champion's (12-0) last pay-per-view at UFC 190 managed to secure a whopping 900,000 buys, and Rousey will look break the box office again at UFC 193 this Saturday.

Ronda will take on former boxing champion Holly Holm in the main event, defending her 135 lbs. title for the 7th time in two years. UFC 193, which also features a strawweight championship tilt between Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Valérie Létourneau, will take place on November 15th in Melbourne, Australia.

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