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Ronda Rousey Vs A Mako Shark - Who Will Win?

Ronda Rousey Vs A Mako Shark - Who Will Win?

Ronda Rousey, WWE, goes up against a Mako Shark in Discovery's Shark Week

 Photo courtesy of Ronda Rousey

Photo courtesy of Ronda Rousey

Who is Ronda Rousey?

Ronda Rousey is a professional wrestler and actress. She was born with her umbilical chord wrapped around her neck which delayed her ability to speak and she didn't speak coherently until the age of 6. Rousey is a self proclaimed tom boy and grew up competing on the swim team. When she was 10 years old, she took up the sport of Judo - which is a form of martial arts and ended up winning an Olympic medal in the sport. In 2010, Rousey began to combine Judo with wrestling, signed with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (WWE) and is still with them today. 

 

What is a Mako Shark?

The mako shark is the fastest swimming shark, able to swim at up to 60 miles per hour. mako sharks are also impeccable jumpers and can jump high enough to land into boats. An adult mako shark can grow to measure up to 3.8 meters in length. These sharks can live in all temperatures of water and can be found in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans as well as in the Red and Mediterranean Seas. 

 Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

 

Who would win in a fight?

The creators of Shark Week asked the same thing - that's why they made an entire episode about the duel entitled "Ronda Rousey Uncaged". Rousey was to feed a mako shark in the open water without the safety of being in a cage. Rousey had never even scuba dived prior to her training for her Shark Week cameo. Her trainer, Paul de Gelder, is a shark attack survivor who lost an arm and a leg in a 2009 encounter with the shark. 

During the filming, right before Rousey was to jump into the waters with these sharks, her husband Travis Browne (fellow fighter) literally threatened the rest of the people on the boat with their lives saying, "If my wife doesn’t come back on the boat, ain’t none of y’all coming back on the boat."

60 feet below the surface, Rousey - along with her trainer and husband, waited for the mako shark. De Gelder hand fed a shark first and then it was Rousey's turn. She held her hand out with a large fish head and allowed the shark to swim over to her, as soon as the shark opened its mouth, Rousey released the fish head and the shark swam away to chomp on its new found snack. 

 Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel

Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel

To be honest, there's not a single person on our team who would be willing to go head-to-head with the mako shark. Are you brave enough to swim with a shark and feed it like Ronda did? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. And for those of you who can't watch Shark Week because you don't have cable, don't fear - we've written an easy how to watch Shark Week without cable guide, here.

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