UFC women's bantamweight champion met recently with the media ahead of her fight with Sara McMann at UFC 170 on Feb. 22, 2014.
It turns out that Rousey likes Fedor just as much as the average UGer, and in the exact same way.
“Do I want to have 57 of his babies?" Rousey asked rhetorically. "It’s true. I think he’s married, though, so I’m not allowed."
"He was like my first real exposure to MMA. Manny and Karo I would see little bits of their stuff; I didn't know it was like a real thing. I would see Karo putting on his Heat shorts and boxing in front of a camera, while I'm sitting there in my Judo gi while everyone else is doing Judo, and I'm like 'Guys, Karo is over there boxing in his underwear. It's really weird.'
"So I never thought of it as a real thing, until a couple years ago a friend of mine showed me a Fedor Emelianenko highlight, and it just blew my mind. And I was like 'That is just the most amazing thing I've ever seen in the whole world and that guy was just so cool.' And so he's always been my image of what MMA is supposed to be, and what it really is. I will always be not so secretly in love with Fedor Emelianenko."
"And he's the only big MMA star I haven't met yet. That's OK because if I did I would probably turn 19 shades of red and then faint. And then hope that he never read any of the comments that I made. Man, I hope they'd didn't translate any of that into Russian and send it your way.
"But, yah, still feel the same way - 57. 58? I'd go 58 for him if he really wanted another one."
Fedor Emelianenko did indeed marry wife Marina in 2009 at the church of St. Nicholas, in Stary Oskol, Russia, so the UG, and Ronda, are indeed out of luck.