Ronda Rousey: 'I am the best f@$%ing fighter in the world'

 

Ronda Rousey, with her UFC championship and mainstream crossover appeal, could be appearing in more than one movie next summer.

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 UFC woman's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has had a major impact on the sport faster than only a handful of figures, including Brock Lesnar and an early Vitor Belfort. And it may not last.

Rousey won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and then tended bar for a while before settling on a career in MMA. Now she has expanding opportunities in movies, and her Feb fight with Liz Carmouche made her feel human, leaving her to contemplate her exit from the sport.

"I said from the beginning that I work in quadrennials," said Rousey. "I do four-year cycles. I think I've got two years left in me, realistically, if I'm going to do this like an Olympic run."

"I think one profession has a much-longer shelf life than the other. My last fight, I was kind of forced to face my mortality a little bit. I had an air of invincibility about me, and I was kind of forced to realize statistically there is a chance you could get permanently hurt or even die. There's only so many times you can roll the dice.

"I am the best f---ing fighter in the world, and I truly believe that, but you're still rolling the dice no matter who you are, so I do have to kind of set up an exit strategy. That's what I did wrong in judo. I followed it all the way until the end, and I didn't put any thought into after."

"I really want to do something special, and I really want to be the person that was able to do both (acting and fighting)."

"I've got two more years to get the ball rolling without me. TUF was the first step. It's not the last one, but the work's getting done."

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Rousey then responded to critics of the decision to possibly retire early, via Twitter.

•To everyone giving me s--- for hypothetically retiring”someday-ill retire when I feel like my mark has been made and Im ready to make babies
•My best guess was 2-3 years but thats a guess,who knows,the day Im not overjoyed2go2the gym is the day I quit.Could be tomorrow or in 7years
•But ill tell you what,every1 giving me s--- entertaining the idea is expediting it.Im a fighter&always will be,only ill know when its enough
•So f--- all you hating twitter bitches, have a great time spending the rest of your day seething over my options and choices
•And for everyone that has my back and has been supportive through all this. Thank you so much,I can’t explain how much I appreciate you all.

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guardbr8kr site profile image  

8/11/13 1:30 PM by guardbr8kr

Rousey vs Cyborg will happen within two years. She knows her fate.

georgejonesjr site profile image  

8/11/13 1:24 PM by georgejonesjr

Yup, same thing that happened to Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Roy Jones Jr, Muhammed Ali. Because age is just a number, athletes reach their prime and stay at it as long as they compete.

JJLong site profile image  

8/11/13 2:08 AM by JJLong

Shit, if anyone is a sociopath it is the people that go on twitter without conscience and call other people out on their own lives.

JoeDavolasRoundhouseKick site profile image  

8/11/13 1:59 AM by JoeDavolasRoundhouseKick

I'm at the point where I'd help her pack and drive her to the airport. Sociopath at its finest and I used to like her.

JerodR site profile image  

8/11/13 1:49 AM by JerodR

Really and were they highly visible to mainstream in the UFC? Were they getting paid serious money as well? Were they on various talk shows, sports shows, magazine covers, and have sponsors and producers trying to sign them? If you really don't think Ronda has opened up a great deal for women in MMA then you got your head stuck in the sand.

JerodR site profile image  

8/11/13 1:44 AM by JerodR

When was Gina champ again? I like Gina without question but in no way could she ever beat Ronda. Here is the reality. People can speculate all they want but until someone can beat Ronda then she is the best. When your average fight time is under a minute, you are undefeated, and you are the champ then who the hell is to say you are not the best. Not to mention of you are a champ but do not believe in yourself and have that confidence then chances are you will not be champ long.

ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun site profile image  

8/10/13 5:26 PM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

Or Fedor, Fedor didn't get old, his competition got better

ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun site profile image  

8/10/13 5:24 PM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

If Mike Tyson retired after he beat Spinks imagine how people would have argued his greatness. Yeah they would question the competition but he would rank much higher than he does now

ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun site profile image  

8/10/13 5:21 PM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

She actually seems like she could be a great actress

Jacinto site profile image  

8/10/13 4:41 PM by Jacinto

I think one MMA loss is gonna fuck her up bad enough mentally to the point where her career will be over. She doesn't appear to be the most emotionally stable individual.