Ronda Rousey flaunted her body by proudly wearing a crop top and shorts

Feminine physique: UFC champion Ronda Rousey showed off her fit figure in a crop top during a soccer match in Rio de Janeiro after being body shamed on social media for looking 'too masculine'

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UFC champion Ronda Rousey her fit figure in a crop top at a soccer match in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, after being body shamed on social media by cruel critics who labeled her 'too masculine'.

Less than a month after an online bully attributed Serena Williams' sixth Wimbledon win to her being 'built like a man', Ronda received similar unwarranted criticisms about her frame being too muscular. However, the 28-year-old shook off their cruel words and let the world know that she is proud of her body as she celebrated her knockout victory in Saturday night’s fight.

Before defending her bantamweight title against Bethe Correia on Saturday night, Ronda slammed body shamers on a recent episode of the vlog series UFC 190 Embedded, saying: 'Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f***ing millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine.' 

 
Big win: The 28-year-old defended her bantamweight title on Saturday night title for the sixth time with a devastating knockout of Bethe Correia within 36 seconds of the fight that was held in Rio de Janeiro

Big win: The 28-year-old defended her bantamweight title on Saturday night title for the sixth time with a devastating knockout of Bethe Correia within 36 seconds of the fight that was held in Rio de Janeiro

'I think it’s femininely bad**s as f**k  because there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose because I’m not a do nothing b***h,' she continued. 'It’s not very eloquently said but it’s to the point and maybe that’s just what I am. I’m not that eloquent, but I’m to the point.'

Ronda explained in the clip that she has a term for the kind of woman her mother raised her not to be, a 'do nothing b***h or a DNB for short'. 

'[A DNB is] the kind of chick that tries to be pretty and be taken care of by someone else,' she said. That's why I think it's hilarious if people say that my body looks masculine or something like that.'

 
Trim and toned: Ronda flexed her muscles at the UFC190 championship fight weigh-in on Friday (pictured) and enjoyed some stadium food on Sunday after her winTrim and toned: Ronda flexed her muscles at the UFC190 championship fight weigh-in on Friday and enjoyed some stadium food on Sunday after her win (pictured)

Trim and toned: Ronda flexed her muscles at the UFC190 championship fight weigh-in on Friday (left) and enjoyed some stadium food on Sunday after her win (right) 

Fighting friends: Ronda posed for a photo with fellow UFC star Jose Aldo (left) during the match, which he later posted on Twitter 

Fighting friends: Ronda posed for a photo with fellow UFC star Jose Aldo (left) during the match, which he later posted on Twitter 

Over the weekend, Ronda defended her title for the sixth time with a devastating knockout of Bethe Correia within 34 seconds of the fight that was held in Rio de Janeiro.

But leading up to the match, online bullies took to social media to criticize the champion fighter's looks and body. 

'Ronda Rousey is disgustingly manly how can people find her attractive? [sic]' one man wrote, while another added: 'Ronda Rousey has it wrong, it's not her body that's too masculine (although it is kinda) it's her face [sic].'

Not right: For weeks leading up to Ronda's UFC fight, online bullies took to social media to criticize her appearance 

Not right: For weeks leading up to Ronda's UFC fight, online bullies took to social media to criticize her appearance 

Harsh words: This woman said Ronda is 'far too masculine' to be considered 'even remotely pretty'

Harsh words: This woman said Ronda is 'far too masculine' to be considered 'even remotely pretty'

Personal opinion: This Twitter user claimed that Ronda's face is 'too masculine' while taking a jab at her body 

Personal opinion: This Twitter user claimed that Ronda's face is 'too masculine' while taking a jab at her body 

Body shamer: Another man questioned how people could find Ronda attractive because he said she is 'disgustingly manly' 

Body shamer: Another man questioned how people could find Ronda attractive because he said she is 'disgustingly manly' 

Someone else noted: 'Ronda Rousey is not attractive to me I don't see what some of yall dudes see in her she look straight manly to me. [sic]'

However, the blonde actress, who has appeared in the films Furious 7 and Entourage, shook off their words and celebrated her win by attending a soccer match between Flamengo and Santos on Sunday. 

Ronda seemed to enjoy herself as she sat down with her family to watch the two sides play out a thrilling 2-2 draw; and at one point even got into the spirit of the game by busting out some samba dance moves.

Fellow UFC star Jose Aldo was also in attendance at the Maracana Stadium and the pair posed for a photo together, which he later posted on Twitter.

Glammed up: Ronda looked stunning on the red carpet when she attended the ESPY Awards last month (pictured) and the premiere of the film EntourageGlammed up: Ronda looked stunning on the red carpet when she attended the ESPY Awards last month and the premiere of the film Entourage (pictured)

Glammed up: Ronda looked stunning on the red carpet when she attended the ESPY Awards last month (left) and the premiere of the film Entourage (right) 

Sitting pretty: The blonde athlete looked stunning in a figure hugging dress when she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in July 

Sitting pretty: The blonde athlete looked stunning in a figure hugging dress when she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in July 

And while Ronda is known for her amazing athleticism, as well as her ability to stand up to her haters, the mixed-martial arts fighter has admitted that she once struggled with body acceptance and bulimia.

Ronda, who posed nude for ESPN The Magazine's body issue in 2012, admitted that she packed on the pounds Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 Issue earlier this year because she wanted to flaunt her natural curves.

'I felt like I was much too small for a magazine that is supposed to be celebrating the epitome of a woman,' she told Cosmopolitan.com. 'I wanted to be at my most feminine shape, and I don't feel my most attractive at 135lbs, which is the weight I fight at.' 

True champion: Ronda's last four fights have lasted a combined total of just 130 seconds

True champion: Ronda's last four fights have lasted a combined total of just 130 seconds

 
Twitter troll: Last month an online bully attributed Serena Williams' sixth Wimbledon win to her being 'built like a man' 

Twitter troll: Last month an online bully attributed Serena Williams' sixth Wimbledon win to her being 'built like a man' 

The professional athlete, who recently revealed that she once struggled with bulimia, explained that it 'took a lot of time' for her to develop a 'healthier relationship' with food and her weight.

And while Ronda said she thought she would be happy if her body 'looked a certain way', she realized she didn't think she looked good at her fighting weight.

'Now I only try to maintain my fighting weight for a couple hours a year - right before weigh-ins,' she said. 'Afterward, I maintain a weight where I'm not starving or feeling weak, which makes me happier.'

Last month, Ronda took home two ESPY awards, one for the Best Female Athlete and the other for Best Fighter.   

Larry White
By Larry White 03/08/2015 14:01:00