On Tuesday, HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns, and two of the segments feature people breaking through barriers in sports: the UFC's Ronda Rousey and former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas.
Rousey will main event Saturday's UFC pay-per-view as part of the first women's fight in UFC history. Rousey, who was named the UFC women's bantamweight champion in November, will defend her title against Liz Carmouche, the first openly gay fighter in the UFC. Saturday's main event is historic on multiple fronts, and the feature exploring Rousey's story is powerful. Starting with her nearly dying as a baby and not speaking until she became six years old, and then retreating back into her shell when her father committed suicide at age eight. After her father's death, Rousey took up judo, which started her path towards MMA stardom.no comments