By Eliana Dockterman
July 31, 2015

 

MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is giving critics of her body an one-two-punch (around 6:18 in the video). Throughout her career, some have called Rousey’s body “huge” and “masculine.”

The athlete, who has also appeared twice on the big screen this summer in Furious 7 and Entourage, fired back at critics in a UFC video promoting her Aug. 1 fight with Bethe Correia. She said every muscle has a purpose and that her body isn’t designed to please anyone:

I have this one term for the kind of woman my mother raised me to not be, and I call it a do nothing b—. A DNB. The kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by someone else. That’s why I think it’s hilarious if my body looks masculine or something like that. Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f—ing millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine. I think it’s femininely badass as f— because there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose because I’m not a do nothing b—. It’s not very eloquently said but it’s to the point and maybe that’s just what I am. I’m not that eloquent, but I’m to the point.

Rousey’s defense of her own body comes just three weeks after J.K. Rowling slammed a tweeter who said tennis star Serena Williams was “built like a man.” Posting a stunning picture of Williams in a dress, the Harry Potter author wrote, “Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot.”

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