There's no doubt that WWE Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey is one of the toughest athletes of all time. "The Rowdy One" is a former UFC women's bantamweight champion and has been inside the MMA cage against some of the most dangerous women on the planet. Not to mention the incredible transition she went through from the world of MMA to professional wrestling.
However, a story recently shared by WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry on Busted Open Radio highlights just how tough Rousey really is. Henry said he had a surgery done once in which doctors needed to drill into his hip. For the operation, he was put under and was begging for medication once he woke up due to the pain.
Henry heard that Rousey actually underwent the same operation, but was awake for the entire thing:
"Maybe it's not for me to tell this story, but I'll let the cat out the bag," said Henry. "I heard, because I was talking about having stem cells to help my knee and hip flexor. So, I had the surgery when I had my knee done, and they drill into your hip bones and they pull out the marrow.
"They spin it, create a serum and inject it into wherever you need it to help. I was put under to get that done. When I woke up, I was in as much pain as any surgery or injury I ever had because of the sensitive area of your hips. I heard that Ronda Rousey had the stem cells before and they didn't use anesthesia to put her under.
"They drilled into her hips and extracted the stem cells while she was awake. It hurt her but she was able to do it. And I'm going to tell you guys right now. I could not have done that. I woke up in so much pain that I was begging for medicine to put me back asleep.
"I said, 'give me medicine. I don't want to feel this, it hurts.' And she did that awake? Golly that's got to count for being one of the toughest humans alive – not [just] in wrestling, period."
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