Ronda Rousey Has The Best Advice For Every 14-Year-Old Girl
Recently, UFC women's bantamweight fighter Ronda Rousey was named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" of 2016. It appears that honor has as much to do with her impressive career inside the octagon as it does with her influence outside of MMA.
At about the 1:49 mark in the video above, which shows snippets from the TIME shoot, Ronda Rousey shares the advice she'd give every 14-year-old girl.
The former UFC champion says,
First, I'd tell her that you're gorgeous, despite what you think. You'll never have to chase for the one, he'll come find you. I'd tell her that you have a right to be anywhere you want to be. As a woman, you are kind of made to feel like you don't have a right to be certain places. You have a right to be anywhere. And whatever you're worried about now, you're not going to give a sh*t in five years about it. And wear a condom.
I'm not a 14-year-old girl -- or a woman of any age -- but I'd argue this is some of the best advice any developing teenager could ever receive.
Ronda Rousey may have lost her title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 and may still be coping with everything "defeat" means, but it's clear she hasn't lost her perspective on life and her ability to help others.