Documentary About UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Earns Emmy Nomination

March 28, 2014
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Ronda Rousey UFC 157The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this week nominated UFC Presents: Breaking Ground, Ronda Rousey for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Sports Documentary.

The one-hour documentary originally aired Sept. 2 on FOX Sports 1, as part of the lead-up to UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter, which culminated in a rematch with former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate.

“It’s an honor to receive a Sports Emmy Nomination,” UFC president Dana White said. “Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest stars in sports right now and ‘Breaking Ground’ took people behind the scenes of her career like never before. Our team worked really hard on it and it’s awesome to be nominated alongside other great documentaries.”

The program went into detail, profiling Rousey’s rise as the first female champion in UFC history, detailing her childhood trauma and the complicated relationship with her mother that fueled her athletic endeavors.

The Rousey documentary is one of four nominated for the Outstanding Sports Documentary award that will be handed out on May 6 at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The other nominees include NBC’s First: The Official Film of the London Olympic Games, Showtime’s LT: The Life and Times, and NBA TV’s The Doctor.

The show was produced by A. Smith & Co., which also produces the UFC Countdown shows that also air on FOX Sports 1.

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  • RubeKegal

    What is the documentary called? “MMA’s most arrogant f—wad?

    • TheCerealKiller

      Ronda Rousey B.C.

      … Before Cyborg


        Borg is finished, did you see the @$$ kicking she got last night? looked like she had a broken jaw, lips was the size of 2 bananas! she looked horrible off the roids!

        • The Prognosticator

          Apples to Oranges comparison. It was a professional Muay Thai fight not an MMA fight. Put Rousey in a professional boxing match and observe how she fares. She’d be KO’d or TKO’d in round one.

          • The Prognosticator

            For an even more apt illustration, Jorina Baars is 35-0-3 in professional Muay Thai fights and 1-3 in professional MMA fights with all three losses via TKO. Proves my point quite clearly.

          • AXE MURDERER

            Why you bringing Rhonda into it? I commend manborg for taking striking only fights & I would love to see manborg vs rousey at any weight class. But its gonna take a while now after that big beating she took from that bad ass skinny girl who broke borgs jaw!

          • AXE MURDERER

            That badd asss skinny girl could brake Prognosticators asss

          • The Prognosticator

            You suck at trolling. You replied to a “Ronda Rousey B.C. …Before Cyborg.” comment lmao, so that’s how she came into the conversation. What a moron. Jorina may be able to beat me, however, I believe I could clearly KO you, as you’re too stupid to even think in a rational manner. Now get back to the short bus lol.

          • The Prognosticator

            BTW it’s “break” dumbass.

    • DamianCross

      Don’t be stupid, that’s the name of the documentary they made about Michael Bisping years ago.

      • RubeKegal

        Ah I apologize, I forgot about that gem

    • Austin, TX

      The documentary is called “Women who turn to fighting because nobody will have sex with them and also because they’re ugly trash monsters who need more orgasms…..orgasms that might (hopefully) improve their attitude but probably not because they didn’t have good childhoods…a situation that was exacerbated by their own bratty personalities, (manifested later in life by for example- declining to shake peoples hands who helped make them a lot of money simply by just being there…a fact that also escaped them…ah who cares, its America and we’re bored anyway.)” That’s what the documentary is called.

  • snapdad

    rousey vs lesnar! dana, make it happen.