Ronda Rousey 1 on 1 interview

Ronda Rousey

May 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; UFC president Dana White (right) poses with Strikeforce MMA female champion Ronda Rousey during a bout between Johny Hendricks and Josh Koscheck during UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Ronda Rousey is a firebrand athlete for the sport of MMA. From the beginning of her career in StrikeForce, to bringing Women’s MMA to the UFC, she has skyrocketed into stardom. Her name alone attracts viewers, her fights are highly anticipated, and every move she makes outside the Octagon is scrutinized. Ronda Rousey is the ultimate star.

Being such a huge star in the UFC brings along with it a lot of pressure; just ask Georges St-Pierre. This weekend, Ronda Rousey battles her nemesis, Miesha Tate, in a rematch of their StrikeForce title bout back in 2012. That night, Ronda armbarred Miesha to take the StrikeForce Women’s Bantamweight title. Rousey looks to do the same on Saturday night, except this time she is the champion, and Miesha is the challenger.

Over this last season of TUF, where Rousey and Tate coached opposite one another, their rivalry was exposed to MMA fans across the world. What we saw was a bitter side of Rousey, and a seemingly timid Tate. Rousey came off the show with a negative image that we had not seen as of yet. Rousey will look to erase the bitter taste in fans’ mouths come Saturday night.

Yesterday, Rousey stopped by FOX Sports Live to discuss her fight with Miesha, her team losing on the Ultimate Fighter, and her emotions leading up the bout. You can watch the full interview in the video below:


Topics: Anderson SIlva, Bantamweight, Chris Weidman, Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, UFC 168

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