Ronda Rousey is the Ultimate Street Fighter

By | 12 months ago 

A video from The Kicker imagines what playing the classic fighting game Street Fighter 2 would be like if the undefeated Ronda Rousey was a part of the roster.

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey has been seen dominating in the Octagon as one of the premiere athletes of the UFC. She’s mixed it up with Hollywood’s biggest stars on the big screen and she’s even taken out Triple H in a WWE ring. So what’s the next challenge for the woman that has been named one of the most dominant athletes alive? Apparently it’s fighting the roster of Street Fighter 2.

In a new video from The Kicker, Rousey has been inserted into the game, going up against the likes of Ryu, Zangief, and Ken. In a fashion similar to her UFC bouts, Rousey makes short work of the Street Fighter 2 fighters, defeating each one in mere seconds.

Watch Ronda Rousey fight Street Fighter 2 characters in the video below:

Considering Rousey’s status as a celebrity gamer, it’s extra special to see her appear in goofy videos like this. While the video itself has more dislikes than likes (with some in the comments pointing out that Rousey is actually just a palette-swapped Cammy as opposed to a new sprite), it should still be amusing for fans of Rousey as well as fans of Street Fighter 2.

Ever since she started discussing her love of gaming, it has been fun imagining Rousey stepping foot in a video game world herself. We imagine she would be a perfect fit for games like the upcoming Wii U exclusive Pokken TournamentStreet Fighter 5, or even Super Smash Bros. If Cloud Strife can be in Super Smash Bros., anything is possible, and it would be awesome to see Rousey beat up various Nintendo favorites in the game.

Unfortunately, there’s no hint yet of Rousey ever appearing in a non-UFC video game in an official capacity, so silly videos like this one from The Kicker will have to suffice. In the meantime, we’ll just have to hope that Rousey’s growing reputation as a legitimate gamer will segue into her being offered roles in games, as we saw with her fellow UFC fighter Fabricio Werdum when he appeared in Halo 5: Guardians.

Did you enjoy seeing Ronda Rousey duke it out with Street Fighter 2 characters? Would you like to see her appear in a video game down the road besides strictly licensed UFC titles? Let us know your thoughts on “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and her ever-growing connection to the world of gaming in the comments below.

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