To promote Saturday's TUF 18 Finale, as well as the UFC 168, Ronda Rousey joined the cast of the NFL on FOX on Thanksgiving day. Rousey was asked about her 17 lb. weight cut in 24 hours that was edited out of the show, and gave her side of why she did it:
"You want to be the best fighter in the world?"?? Rousey said. "You have to be willing to die for your pride in that cage. In order to get there, you have to be willing to die to get in that cage."??
Michael Strahan joked during the segment that Curt Menefee has to cut 20 pounds of weight during the short interview. Rousey, looking pilgrim chic (check out those sleeves), laughed and looked much more affable than she did in most scenes of ??The Ultimate Fighter?? this season.
Being filmed constantly wore on Rousey, she said. For example, she told UFC president Dana White on the show that she would cut the weight and felt like she couldn'??t go back on that promise.
"'Oh no, they got that on camera,'"?? Rousey said she was thinking. "'They'??re going to call me a liar now. I really have to do it now, damn.'"??