Former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufman, came up with a brilliant idea to promote herself and her upcoming title fight against current champion, Ronda Rousey. Ronda is known for being the "Chael Sonnen" of women's MMA with her cocky, confident and instantly recognizable behavior.
On August 11 at 10:12 pm (during UFC 150), Sarah Kaufman tweeted the rules, "Contest for two tix starts now: submit a video of a Ronda Rousey impression of some sort within 24 hrs to @mmasarah. Winner chosen tomorrow (August 12)."
Guess who entered the contest... video
It was just too irresistible.
@RandaRoozie tweeted her video entry to @mmasarah "Hey Sarah, here is my @RondaRousey impression for your ticket giveaway contest!!! http://youtu.be/QxrkM_cLEV0"Ronda making fun of herself is golden
Someone--who looks amazingly like Ronda and is named Randa Roozie-- did an outstanding job of imitating some of Ronda's most obnoxious habits. Ronda's mom (@DrAnnMaria) joined in tweeting, "I can vouch for the fact that @RondaRousey not knowing what to do with a vacuum cleaner is accurate @TaraLaRosa @mmasarah @randaroozie
Turns out, Sarah Kaufman is a good sport. She amended the rules of the contest to include imitations of herself too. She tweeted, "4 more hours to submit a quick vid of a RR impression for 2 tix to our fight. A Sarah Kaufman impression would also work."
What if Ronda wins the tickets?
This is the only other video contest entry I could find: The Armbar video (over 2,000 views)Bobby Razak releasing new video promo
Bobby Razak, who makes excellent MMA documentary videos, is good friends with Team Sarah. He tweeted his support and excitement about a new video he is releasing to help promote "Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman" during the week leading up to the event. "Special video dropping tomorrow with my good friend @mmasarah and @StreetMadeTeam we ready to bring the smash down"
Here's Bobby's last video featuring Cris "Cyborg" Santos with Sarah Kaufman: watch Kaufman sparring with Cyborg video
See @BobbyRazak on Twitter for more details.
See @MMASarah for details on who won the tickets.
Source: All sources noted, Twitter
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Cheryl Ragsdale started out boxing and has added kicks and BJJ so she can practice MMA. Currently, she trains with Keith Florian and has trained with UFC Fighter Kenny Florian at Florian Martial Arts - follow @thatgirlisfunny