UFC’s Ronda Rousey Joins Taylor Swift And Jessica Alba On Fortune’s ’40 Under 40′ List

September 24, 2015 10:36 am by BJPENN.COM News
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Forbes put out their Top 100 ‘Highest Paid Athletes In The World’ list earlier this week and there were a total of 0 MMA fighters included.

Well, Fortune, and American business magazine, just put out their list, ’40 Under 40,’ and guess who found their way onto it?

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey managed to snag the 40th spot on a list that includes names like Jessica Alba and Taylor Swift.

The magazine writes:

‘2015 has been the Year of Ronda. The mixed martial arts fighter is undefeated in the ring (many of her bouts last mere seconds) and is said to be the most dominant female athlete in her sport ever; she’s earned an estimated $5 million from fighting this year alone. Her influence is broadening fast: She’s hit the big screen three times, with major roles in Furious 7, The Expendables 3, and the Entourage movie, and she’ll play the lead in a forthcoming remake of Road House. She made a surprise appearance with her friend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at WrestleMania 31 in March, delighting WWE fans. And she’s inspiring women everywhere with a recent speech about body image that’s been viewed 3.1 million times and was played on-stage by Beyonce in September.’

Rousey is a superstar and clearly the biggest name in the sport right now. Looking at the list, there didn’t seem to be any other athletes period, so for Rousey to make the list seems like a pretty big deal.

What do you guys think? Is Rousey the biggest thing to ever happen to MMA?

Sound off in the comments!

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