Before Ronda Rousey was the face of women’s MMA there was another. And apparently Gina Carano was a huge driving force in influencing the current champ to strive for a career in the cage. No matter how unlikely it seemed at the time.
Judo Olympian and UFC women’s bantamweight champion…
Sport Science S02E11: World’s Toughest Woman (June/21/2009)
"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could brake your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."