TIME 100 ICONS: RONDA ROUSEY
By Tina Fey
I fell in love with Ronda Rousey when she announced to the world that she was not a “Do-Nothing Bitch.” Always a sucker for an elegant turn of phrase, I quickly jumped down an Internet rabbit hole to hear more from this oracle.
I watched her tell the hosts of The View, “Pain is just information.” I learned her mother’s mantra, “You’re not training to be the best in the world. You’re training to be the best in the world on your worst day.” I delighted in her response to those who couldn’t accept a female athlete talking smack: “Some people like to call me cocky … but I just think, How dare you assume I should think less of myself?” And I recommend you immediately get a tattoo of Ronda’s full “DNB” quote in which she explains that every muscle in her body serves a purpose and the way she looks is just a by-product.
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