UFC women dominate men's 'crush list'

May 12, 2016

Every year, Ask Men magazine puts together their annual "Crush List," where they run down the top 99 women men just can't stop thinking about, or have a crush on. Ask Men also considers "crush" as a verb, using it to describe women who "kick (expletive) at something, own it, dominate it, ace it."

Well, I guess you could say MMA fighters crushed this year's "Crush List," as former UFC champion Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, as well as current champion Miesha Tate and fighter-turned-actress Gina Carano all made the cut.

Carano landed at No. 51 after taking a big step in her acting career by starring in the movie "Deadpool". Tate came in strong at No. 34 following her come-from-behind victory to win the women's bantamweight title earlier this year. Former champ Rousey took the 11th spot after her huge 2015, when she became a bona-fide superstar and helped take women's MMA to new heights.

And taking the highest spot of any athlete listed is Holly Holm at No. 5. I don't have to tell you how Holm rocked everyone's world in 2015 but in case you forgot, "The Preacher's Daughter" became the first woman to beat Rousey after stopping "Rowdy" with a vicious head-kick knockout at UFC 193.


The stunningly good looks are just a small part of what Carano, Tate, Holm and Rousey bring to the table, so there's no question why they all ranked so high on this year's list.

Check out some other athletes that made the cut.

97 -- Michelle Jenneke, Australia Olympic sprinter

89 -- Sydney LeRoux, Canadian-American pro soccer player

86 -- Taylor Pischke, Canadian pro volleyball player

84 -- Ana Ivanovic, Serbian pro tennis player

69 -- Lauren Sesselman, Canadian pro soccer player

68 -- Serena Williams, American tennis great

56 -- Hilary Knight, Canadian pro hockey player

38 -- Misty Copeland, American ballerina

19 -- Jackie Perez, American CrossFit competitor