UFC superstar Ronda Rousey, who has become one of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts, has become the first MMA fighter to be featured on the cover of The RING magazine, which is known as "The Bible of Boxing," for better or worse.
The RING, which is owned by Golden Boy Promotions, which is owned by Oscar De La Hoya, who has some sort of positive relationship with UFC's Dana White, is taking some criticism for the decision to feature a mixed martial artist, which I'm certain they were anticipating, given boxing fans' often antagonistic attitude toward UFC and the sport of MMA, which stems largely from UFC's mostly successful PR push that they were dramatically more successful than boxing, and Dana White's occasional comments about how much boxing sucks even though he's a boxing fan and used to be a boxing trainer and loves boxing.
Anyway, all that nonsense aside to take up some words here, this is the cover, which poses AN INTERESTING QUESTION?
Ronda Rousey featured on cover of 'The Ring' magazine! She conquered MMA, is boxing next? https://t.co/26XNMcbJLW pic.twitter.com/oFqE3jlttp— theScore (@theScore) October 27, 2015
Now, I don't want to shock anyone with a hot take, but I've got the answer.