Ronda Rousey helping build UFC's female division

Ronda Rousey (top) hits Liz Carmouche during their UFC Bantamweight Title fight in Anaheim on Feb....

Ronda Rousey (top) hits Liz Carmouche during their UFC Bantamweight Title fight in Anaheim on Feb. 23, 2013. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFP/Files)

NEIL SPRINGER, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:58 PM ET

Despite her intense dislike of Miesha (Cupcake) Tate, Ronda (Rowdy) Rousey hasn't lost sight of the big picture.

Sure, Rousey had to endure her rival's pranks and passive-aggressive potshots while filming The Ultimate Fighter 18. The UFC women's bantamweight champion has also now has to deal with the reality that she may have lost some fans due to her own behaviour on the popular reality series.

But as far as Rousey is concerned, these are minor details in the grand scheme of things. What's important is that they translate to eyeballs for women's mixed martial arts.

Since the UFC's female 135-pound division is still in its infancy — and competing for attention with more established weight classes — it doesn't hurt to have a heated feud grabbing headlines.

However, Rousey admitted some fans have developed the wrong perception of her.


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