Watch the trailer for the MMA documentary The Hurt Business, featuring Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones.
RONDA Rousey thinks she has found a solution to preventing mass shootings in America: throw people in a cage and get them to beat each other up.
In a preview of an upcoming documentary, The Hurt Business: A Deeper Look at MMA, the 29-year-old backs the savagery of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and suggests it could stop mass shootings, the New York Post reports.
Rousey says: “I think that a lot of people that are ignorant about (MMA) think that it promotes violence, when it really is the most responsible outlet for it.
“It’s a human instinct to fight, and if you try to suppress it entirely and put everyone in a bubble-wrapped society, that’s when people end up going nuts and shooting movie theatres.
“If any of those people that had all of that aggression built up in them had some sort of outlet, I think that we would have a lot more societal health.”
The American, once dubbed “The World’s Most Dangerous Woman”, then goes on to play down the barbarity of the sport by emphasising the “art” in mixed martial arts.
“It’s not violence for the sake of violence. The word ‘art’ is in it for a reason. When I go in there, yeah, I’m fighting, but really what I’m trying to do is outsmart the other person. It’s a puzzle to be solved,” she said.
“I’m not going in there and spazzing out, swinging my hands — lifting weights so I can swing my hands even harder. It’s more mental and tactical than anything else, and I think it’s the purest, most beautiful sport in the world.”
For more see the New York Post.