In another example of how Ronda Rousey has become a cultural phenomenon, the latest media profile of her appears in Rolling Stone magazine. Consider that the writer who tackled this feature, Erik Hedegaard, has written in recent issues about Danny DeVito, Marilyn Manson, Sons Of Anarchy and Jack Nicholson.

Hedegaard covers plenty of ground in this 4,500-word feature with a look at her childhood, career, sex life and more. One unexpected angle involves potential wardrobe malfunctions for female MMA competitors. Here's Rousey talking about a near accident while fighting Liz Carmouche in 2013:

"I have a weigh-in bra that's smaller and lighter and I'm a girl, so it's cuter, too, and I wanna look cute. But on fight night, who cares about looking cute? It needs to be effective, only on that particular fight night, I didn't have an effective bra. I just had two cute bras, so I had to wear one of them."

"At one point, I was perilously close to showing everyone my nipples, so the second I got her off my back, my mind shifted to 'Cover yourself up, girl!' And when Liz saw that, she kicked me right in the chest. Which she was entirely right to do. I would have done it if I was her."

And it's not just the bra that can cause problems as Rousey learned during her first bout against Miesha Tate in 2012.

"The first Miesha fight, she got her hooks in from behind, and I was like, 'Oh, I can get out of here easy.' But if I did, I would flash everyone, so I had to figure out a way to pull her feet out where my business was facing down, not facing the world."

"And then I have a phobia about camel toe. I swear to God, every time after I win, even before I take my mouth guard out, I pull my shorts down, and it's because I have a phobia of high-def camel toe, people zooming in on the Internet and everything. It's always, first thing, fix the camel toe!"

Fortunately for Rousey, Rolling Stone also reports that Reebok, a major UFC sponsor, is working with her on designing anti-camel-toe gear. Check out the full feature on RollingStone.com.

Here's a story you wouldn't expect: Portland's famous airport carpet is getting its own basketball shoe.

If you've never been to Portland, this probably makes no sense. But to locals, the vintage 1980s carpet at Portland International Airport has become a cult hit, with travelers frequently stopping to take pictures of their feet on the dated but loved carpet.


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That vested interest in the airport's flooring has inspired the popular hashtag #pdxcarpet, which documents the hundreds of pictures PDX visitors have taken. Now, as the airport slowly trades out this old carpet for a more modern look, its signature pattern is being preserved in a new basketball shoe from Adidas.

The shoe will be a part of Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard's collection, and its mock-ups are fantastic: Bright teal with subtle geometric patterns all across. But scrap concerns about the design for a moment and just consider this: an airport now has its own basketball shoe.

Design fiends have to be in love with this, and the shoes can add themselves to an already-impressive collection of shirts and other online goods that prominently display the PDX carpet pattern.

Lillard's shoe will hit stores Saturday. Expect them to be a huge hit in Portland.

Brad Hall is such a dedicated reviewer of Air Jordan sneakers that he tells people not only what the shoes look like and how they feel, but also how they taste.

Hall is a YouTube personality who has uploaded three videos in which he unboxes and reviews a new pair of Air Jordans. His deadpan style and bizarre affectation have made him quite popular. Each of Hall's first two videos got more than 100,000 views on YouTube and his third is already the most watched.

In his most recent release Hall is reviewing the Air Jordan XIs, which he claims is the "greatest of all time Michael Air Jordan sneaker." He even wears gloves so as not to scratch the shoes.

Watch Hall review the shoe, taste it and "try it on":

If you like what you saw, here are Hall's first two videos.

During a series in which his superstar status was constantly questioned, James Harden certainly dressed like an elite player after the Houston Rockets' Game 7 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Harden finished an up-and-down series, in which he recorded a triple-double in Game 5 before being benched for the fourth quarter of Game 6, with a strong 31-point, eight-assist effort Sunday. After the game Harden met with reporters while wearing a $1,385 shirt.



The oversize shirt is designed by Alexander McQueen and available online. Judging by the reactions of people on Twitter, it doesn't appear as though Harden's endorsement of the shirt led to many sales.






Harden is no strange to expensive, abstract shirts. In March he wore this colorful number:


Harden earned $14.7 million in salary in 2014-15, so he can afford to drop thousands of dollars on an entire closet full of abstract shirts.

Despite a rough Game 6 in which he went 5-for-20, Harden is still having a strong postseason. Only Anthony Davis (31.5) and Steph Curry (28.2) are averaging more points in the playoffs than Harden (26.7). The Rockets will need Harden to keep up his strong play if Houston is to have any chance to upset top-ranked Golden State in the Western Conference Finals.

Drake loves the Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto Raptors love Drake. The romance has been well-documented on the team's sideline, with the Raptors even running Drake-themed nights during the regular season as an homage to their most famous fan.

Now, that relationship is getting a little more defined. According to Chris Creamer at SportsLogos.Net, the Raptors showed their upcoming jersey redesign to him, and one of the four options is affectionately dubbed "Drake."

The Drake jersey will be gold and black, a departure from the team's standard colors.


Creamer doesn't specify whether the "Drake" name was applied to the jerseys by himself or by the team, but it's unlikely he made that association all by himself. The odds seem pretty good that the team will use it in some Drake-related way, although it's unclear when or how that will happen.

One other notable feature of the jerseys: None of them say "TORONTO" on the front. The Raptors have been pushing a "We are North" brand for the last few years, ostensibly to involve the larger Canadian fan base. These new jerseys only further that objective.

And thus, Drake moves one step closer to becoming king of Canada. He started from the bottom, and now he's here.

When athletes want to look their best, they turn to fashion experts skilled at guiding those dress decisions. The experts at Elevee Fashion have years of experience working with professional athletes across all major sports, most recently choosing the attire for a number of NFL Draft picks earlier this month. In this collaboration between ThePostGame and TYT Sports, Elevee's experts dish on the tricks and challenges they face in dressing pro athletes to the nines.

Playing in his first tournament since getting married on April 11, Andy Murray found an interesting way to keep his wedding ring close.

While some athletes, like quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Fitzpatrick, wear their wedding ring on their finger, others prefer to find other places to put the band.

Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison wears his ring on a necklace while former Indiana Pacers guard Mark Jackson wore his on his shoelace.

At the BMW Open in Munich, Murray followed in Jackson's footsteps and tied his band to his adidas kicks.



If Murray felt the weight of the ring, or his new marriage, he didn't play like it. The 27-year-old became the first British player to win a clay title since 1976. He defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final, 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 7-6 (7-4).

It is perhaps for the best that Murray elected not to wear the ring on his finger, as that might have caused him serious pain. Serena Williams once got a "bling blister" after wearing a fashionable ring at the French Open.

Murray didn't waste any time after the match, and when he was presented with his prizes (a trophy, some Bavarian Lederhosen and a BMW i8) he had put his band back on his finger.


Despite all the colors, flash and bling of the NFL draft, perhaps the most noticeable fashion choice came from a player who did not even wear a suit.

Danny Shelton's mother is Samoan. In fact, Shelton lived the first three years of his life in Samoa with his grandparents.

The former Washington defensive tackle honored his roots Thursday night. When the Cleveland Browns made Shelton the 12th pick of the draft Thursday in Chicago, he took the stage wearing a long maroon skirt, a matching maroon and white vest, and special neckpiece.

"I've got the chief necklace on right now," Shelton said. "It's called the Ula Fala, and my uncle is the chief of the family, and he let me borrow it for this night."

The neckpiece is made of pandanus fruit dried and painted red. Shelton's decision to go with a traditional look was a follow-up to his wearing a black and gold lava-lava, a Samoan skirt, at the Senior Bowl.

Shelton, listed at 6-2 and 339 pounds, also has a series of Samoan tattoos as well as a special one he got as a freshman at Washington that reads for "Search for the Truth." The words were inked on Shelton's upper chest just a few months after he witnessed his brother Shennon shot to death in a gang fight. His brother Gaston was also shot but survived. Shelton wore a pin for Shennon on Thursday.


A few short years after Shelton nearly quit football as a reaction to his brother's death, the 21-year-old became a Cleveland Brown and did so in style.

"I want to be all about my culture and represent," he said. "Back in the day, this is what they wore at home and at work."

One guy who may be around Shelton in Cleveland is Johnny Manziel LeBron James, a noted Browns fan.

"I'll be excited if he actually comes down and sees me, but that's going to be one thing I want to do," Shelton said. "I want to go out and watch a game, me and him hopefully, but big fan."

As for his football idol, Shelton has an affinity for a fellow Pacific Islander star who now plays in Detroit.

"I just try to outwork everybody, but somebody who I've looked up to a lot is Haloti Ngata," said Shelton, who also mentioned former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu as an inspiration.

Moments after becoming the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dante Fowler Jr. arrived at his press conference. He opened with humility:

"I feel great," Fowler said Thursday night. "I'm humbled and blessed just to be here in Chicago."

This is perhaps an unexpected comment from a 20-year-old who wore a gold watch at the NFL combine.

On draft night, Fowler had another snazzy watch, this one a bit more complex than the one at the combine, but the rest of his attire was just as dazzling. The former Florida defensive end wore a white suit with red trim and a white bowtie. He also wore sparkling gold spikes on his shoes for the gold carpet.

"I'm a fashion guy, so that's one of my hobbies I like to do, just look at some things and stuff like that," Fowler said. "I always like these color combinations. This is a custom made suit by my fashion stylist, and I just wanted to wear white with a little bit of red, and I knew the whole time I was going to wear these gold shoes, so when that gold carpet came out, I was like, I'm just getting lucky."

Fowler's stylist selected his draft outfit, which isn't that surprising because if you're going to have a stylist, you should probably follow the advice given. Of course, not every draftee has his own stylist.

"Is that a bad thing?" he asked the media. "I just want to look as good as you guys."

The response was left with a mixture of laughs and grunts as media members took the comment two different ways.

Although Fowler decided to not wear the same watch on draft night as he did at the combine, he brought with him to Chicago.

"I've been wearing it up here the whole time," he said. "That's my lucky gold watch."

Looking fashionable is nice, but the Jaguars and their fans are probably more interested in his production. Fowler, who is 6-3 and 261 pounds, recorded 60 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his junior season at Florida.

Although he attended Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., before joining the Gators, Fowler did not grow up rooting for the Jaguars or Buccaneers.

"I actually grew up a Ravens fan," he said. "I started liking the Ravens just because of Ray Lewis, and that's a guy I always looked up to, so I followed him wherever he went. But Fred Taylor was my favorite running back, so I used to watch him a lot."

Come September, the fans in Jacksonville will be watching Fowler a lot. Expect some sparkle on and off the field.

Even though he might be the No. 1 overall pick, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston isn't planning to attend the NFL draft Thursday in Chicago.

But just in case Winston has a last-minute change of heart and decides to show at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, he will have a snazzy draft suit ready to wear.

The team at Elevee Lifestyle, a custom clothing company in Los Angeles, and its designer/stylist Jennifer Duran spent all of Tuesday crafting a suit for Winston.

And he can always wear it at his own draft-day gathering with family and friends in his hometown of Bessemer, Alabama.

Elevee will be outfitting more than 10 players expected to be chosen in the draft this year.

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