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.