In 1984, AnnMaria Rousey, became the first American woman to win a World Judo Championship in Judo. She used to come up behind someone she was about to fight in a tournament, kick her in the leg, and say, "Yo, I'm gonna kill you!" During the 1984 world championship season, most of her matches were won using a submission arm lock; she dislocated the arms of six opponents.
Her daughter, Ronda Rousey, a 17-year-old U.S. champion in Judo at 139 pounds was expected to become the first U.S. Judo competitor, man or woman, to win an Olympic gold medal, possibly at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Like her mother, Rousey, has an expert in using the arm lock. Most of her wins are by arm locks, she injured over five arms in the first six months of 2004.
In August 2003, Ronda faced 22-year-old Telitha Ellis. When she got Ellis in an arm bar, Ellis tapped (surrendered) but the referee did not see it, so Rousey kept cranking the arm until it popped. Rousey was criticized for not showing any mercy.
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