These are the days of Ronda Rousey.
She has become a media darling, a sex symbol and a bona fide mixed-martial-arts superstar who's been all over the television screen, magazine covers and, of course, the Internet, with roughly 100,000 Twitter followers and counting along with this vlog and that interview and so much more.
Just about everything she does is news these days in the world of MMA journalism and often times beyond.
Perhaps lost in the aura, ascension to stardom and "it factor" that seemingly surrounds her has been the fact that she's reached the top of women's MMA because she's one helluva fighter with the Strikeforce women's bantamweight title to defend against former champion Sarah Kaufman on Saturday night in San Diego at the Valley View Casino live on Showtime's "Rousey vs. Kaufman" card.
But while many in the media, and likely fans, have made much ado about Rousey's growing notoriety and presence, the Glendale-trained grappler assures that she's got her eyes dead ahead on defending her title belt.