5 Moments That Made Ronda Rousey A UFC Legend (And 5 She Wishes We’d Forget)

Even Ronda Rousey isn't perfect.

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Though it may not have ended on high note, Ronda Rousey's career in mixed martial arts is one for the ages.

In her prime, the former Olympic judoka out of Riverside, California was one of the most dominant athletes the UFC has ever seen. Moreover, with her marketable persona and knack for quick finishes Rousey became one of the sport's biggest draws. In fact, she is one of only a handful of fighters who have gone on to become a mainstream celebrity.

Her success prompted UFC to sign more female fighters and create new divisions for them to compete in. Simply put, women's MMA would not be where it is today without Ronda Rousey's contributions.

However, though it's easy to forget at times, Rousey is only human. While the years she spent with the UFC had many highlights, there were also quite a few low points sprinkled in there as well.

In an effort to fully appreciate Rousey's UFC run, it's time to look at some of her most memorable accomplishments both inside and outside the Octagon.

To balance things out a bit, let's highlight a few low points as well.

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From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.