Now a champion and one of the sport's fastest-rising stars, Rousey isn't struggling to make ends meet. But she's still learning new skills, particularly in the striking aspect of her job, and learning to love things she used to hate.
"Nick made me go for my first run in years," she laughed. "I don't run, but we ran miles, a bunch of us. I'm not a triathlete, dude. I get bored."
Diaz, of course, is an accomplished triathlete when he's not fighting inside the cage (and in the midst of a yearlong suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, he's got time to compete). He recently convinced another team import, UFC featherweight Cody McKenzie, to participate in his first triathlon.
But it might be a while before Rousey is swimming, biking and running for hours on end. Short sprints, she likes. Long distance, not so much.
"I used to be a swimmer before judo, and it's like a long stamina thing," she said. "It doesn't keep me mentally engaged. [I] have to get something where it's like MMA, where it takes 100 percent of your attention all the time. It's more my sport."
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