Badass, cocky, trash-talking Ronda Rousey — and this girl can deliver like Imo’s Pizza. If you only had a set of DDs, you’d be perfect. Cause, I’m just not feeling that training bra of yours. Of course, if you’re into tiny tits on a chick, she’s a dream. Different strokes for different folks.
The new queen of MMA, A pre-fight look
Ronda Rousey Becomes the Female Chael Sonnen
By Nedu Obi
Strikeforce fighter and accomplished judoka Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey has been making a bit of a name for herself, not only in the steel cage but also as the female doppelgänger of Chael Sonnen.
Rousey only has four wins in as many outings on her resume, yet she believes a title shot is warranted—one that will come soon enough when she locks horns with Strikeforce bantamweight champion Meisha “Takedown” Tate on March 3 in Columbus, Ohio.
That said, Tate didn’t take to kindly following Rousey’s challenge to her coveted crown, given the fact she believed others like Sarah Kaufman were more deserved of a title tilt.
One of the reasons, if not the only reason the 25-year-old got her shot at the 135-pound belt is down to her eloquent, abrasive and often candid trash-talk—a signature vocality that has been for the past several years synonymous with none other than MMA’s own master rhetorician Uncle Chael.
Akin to Sonnen, Rousey is fearlessly and overly outspoken, and the differential between the two and other fighters on the MMA circuit is their penchant for unashamed self-promotion—sometimes at any cost—if the end justifies the means, then it’s on.
The Oregon’s beration and taunting of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been well-documented. In addition, he’s derided other Brazilian fighters as well as the nation itself. Rousey hasn’t gone that far yet; however, she’s on the right trajectory.
Sonnen loves courting controversy, and for the California girl, it was never more evident than when in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio she sided with Nick Diaz. This was in light of his recent suspension after testing positive for marijuana metabolites, prior to his interim title bout with Carlos Condit at UFC 143.
Her take on the matter was that marijuana wasn’t a performance enhancing drug, and as such shouldn’t be tested for.
If Rousey sounds a bit Rowdy and comes off too Sonnen-esque-like, then blame it on her affiliation with wrestling entertainment.
All that is required of Rousey is to capture Tate’s Strikeforce gold, and then her looks coupled with her innate oratory skills will one day place herself permanently alongside the magniloquent one—Chael. P. Sonnen.
With regards to a Sonnen article, it wouldn’t be complete without a quote or two, and the same applies to the heiress apparent.
“I’m the most dangerous unarmed woman in the world,” Rousey says. “I’ve prepared my entire life to be that way. Whichever girl I’m going to fight, I’m sure that I’m going to find a way to win.”
“It kind of tells me that it’s a little hypocritical that the girl with a picture of her in a thong on her Twitter is saying that I’m capitalizing on my looks.”
On Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
“If someone wants to play Twitter war with me, I’m the wrong person to mess with. I come from a family of a lot of quick-witted and accomplished women.”
“I feel like anyone with half a brain isn’t surprised. I have mixed emotions of Cyborg being caught cheating because I know everyone knew she was cheating and I wanted to make an example of her because you don’t need to take steroids to win.”
“Sarah Kaufman kind of gives boring interviews, she’s not a supermodel and the way she fights, she doesn’t finish matches in extraordinary fashion. It’s just kind of being realistic.”
The new queen of MMA, A post-fight look
Ronda Rousey Might Be the Scariest Female On the Planet
By Jeremy Botter
I will never forget the first time I ever attended a Ronda Rousey fight.
Las Vegas has its share of fine local promotions, but the most enduring is Tuff-N-Uff, long considered a great home for amateur fighters to hone their skills. I’m being honest when I say that I wasn’t familiar with Rousey or her Olympic background when she stepped into the cage to face Autumn Richardson in the first quarterfinal bout of a women’s featherweight tournament.
Rousey dispatched Richardson with an armbar in just under a minute that night. I was intrigued.
But there were still plenty of questions surrounding Rousey. Could she use that very specific skill against higher-caliber fighters?
That question has been emphatically answered, and in brutal fashion. Last night, Rousey went in the cage against now-former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Meisha Tate and did exactly what everyone suspected she’d do—she scored another first-round submission by armbar.
The terrifying thing about Rousey isn’t her supreme athletic ability, her balance or her insane knack for maintaining grappling control in a fight. The one thing that sets Rousey apart from all other women in the sport (save perhaps Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos) is her killer instinct and utter lack of remorse for her opponents.
If you fight Rousey, she’s going to get you in an armbar at some point in the fight. It’s a certainty.
And if you do not tap once she has that armbar applied, she will gladly break your arm. We saw it against Julia Budd, and we saw it last night against Miesha Tate. If you don’t have the intelligence to tap out, or if you think it’s a better idea to be tough than to submit when she gives you the chance, she will mangle your limb.
Rousey may ultimately do what Gina Carano couldn’t and become the first true enduring female mixed martial arts star. She’s got the looks and the verbal ability, but she also has the killer instinct that Carano was missing. She’s a superstar in the making.
Sorry for the overdose on The Rowdy One. I’ll make it up to you when Glenda returns on Monday. -:)