Rousey: 'I spent my entire life being the bad guy'


MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani recently interviewed UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey ahead of her fight Saturday night at UFC 168, live on PPV. The controversial face of women's MMA is expected to receive some boos.

Rousey welcomes the extra energy.

"When I did judo I was booed in thirty different countries all over the world," said a laughing Rousey, as transcribed by Yahoo's Elias Cepeda. I didn't know what a cheer was until I started doing MMA."

"I spent my entire life being the bad guy... I mean, I've had some of the best performances of my life being booed terribly. Like, I was in the Pan-Am games in Rio and they actually had to bring in riot police because one of the finals was between Cuba and Brazil. And, I was fighting Brazil in the finals. Those were some boos, OK? They had riot police on stand-by. That was a real booing crowd and I fought above myself that day. That's an environment where I do great. So, you know what? Let there be some boos. Let there be people who are extra excited and let there be some tension in the crowd. That's what really makes an exciting arena. That's what I want."

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UGCTT_CreepysStacheWax site profile image  

12/28/13 11:17 AM by UGCTT_CreepysStacheWax

Not a bad girl.. but a bad guy?

ProteinOverdrive site profile image  

12/28/13 8:40 AM by ProteinOverdrive

What you lookin' at? You all a bunch of fuckin' assholes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." So... what that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!

Chuckliddellstein site profile image  

12/28/13 8:35 AM by Chuckliddellstein

She's about as real as Mickey Rourkes face

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12/28/13 8:27 AM by Itdoesntmatter


jayflo145 site profile image  

12/28/13 8:21 AM by jayflo145

Pan Am games was a real deal riot. I competed that day as well, ppl got cray cray

Doctor Sidney site profile image  

12/28/13 8:06 AM by Doctor Sidney

Hey, did you guys hear that Paul Walker died?

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12/28/13 7:37 AM by The_Spider


Hopp site profile image  

12/28/13 7:08 AM by Hopp

Sounds about right

mijo site profile image  

12/27/13 7:28 PM by mijo

Whatever b**ch!