newyorker:

In the magazine this week, Kelefa Sanneh profiles the controversial U.F.C. star Ronda Rousey: http://nyr.kr/1n9ZDiz

“She smiles often, squinting so tightly that her eyes disappear. She cries easily, a girlhood habit she never outgrew. And before each fight she glares at her opponent as if she were getting ready to put a permanent end to a lifelong feud. After the fight, she is all smiles again, and usually unblemished. ‘Somebody told me once that it’s the pretty fighters you have to watch out for,’ she says, slyly. “‘If someone’s all gnarled and mangled up, obviously they’ve been getting hit a lot.’”

Photograph by Pari Dukovic.

newyorker:

In the magazine this week, Kelefa Sanneh profiles the controversial U.F.C. star Ronda Rousey: http://nyr.kr/1n9ZDiz

“She smiles often, squinting so tightly that her eyes disappear. She cries easily, a girlhood habit she never outgrew. And before each fight she glares at her opponent as if she were getting ready to put a permanent end to a lifelong feud. After the fight, she is all smiles again, and usually unblemished. ‘Somebody told me once that it’s the pretty fighters you have to watch out for,’ she says, slyly. “‘If someone’s all gnarled and mangled up, obviously they’ve been getting hit a lot.’”

Photograph by Pari Dukovic.