Rousey's mom: Why my daughter deserves to fight 'Whiny Girl' Tate

by Dr. AnnMaria Rousey DeMars | source: drannmaria

Ronda Rousey is the female Brock Lesnar. They share an amazing background in a feeder sport for MMA (Ronda Rousey Olympic Judo medalist, Brock Lesnar national Div I Folkstyle wrestling champion). They share a compelling personality. And they both rocketed to title contention with astomishing speed.

Brock Lesnar had his first fight (vs. Min Soo Kim) on 6/2/2007. On 11/15/2008, less than 18 months later, in only his fourth fight, he fought for and won the world title.

Rousey had her frst pro fight (vs. Ediane Gomes) on 3/27/2011. First amateur MMA fight was 11/12/2010 (vs. Autumn Richardson). On 3/2//2012, less than 14 months later, in only her 5th pro fight, Rousey is fighting for the title.

As happened with Lesnar, many have said that Rousey's rise to title contention was too fast. Prominent among that naysayer is Rousey's next opponent, Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate.

Prominent among the voices saying that Rousey does deserve a title shot is her mother, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, the first U.S. woman ever to win a world judo title.  If you agree with Miesha, Dr. DeMars thinks you are a moron.

Why Anyone Who Thinks Ronda Doesn't Deserve a Title Fight is a Complete Moron

This might just fall under the heading of  'my mom thinks I'm cool' but in this case, mom is a world champion and not amused.

I've read a few of these blogs and comments written by people who have never met Ronda, never done judo at an international level and never seen Ronda train. It's too bad that they don't have a Stupid Olympics or a Whiny White Girl Olympics because I think we could have some real contenders.

In the points below, I am just going to use Whiny Girl because it is shorter than Whiny Girl 3, Whiny Girl 2, Random Guy Using the Internet from His Mother's Basement and Ex-Boyfriend Ronda Dumped. Don't feel left out. It's like when we use 'mankind' to mean humanity. You are all included.

Here are my opinions on YOUR opinions on Ronda's world title fight coming up.

Stupid idea #1: Ronda has only had four fights and Whiny Girl has had 9 or 12 or 17 and trained for four years. Guess what? Ronda has had hundreds of fights. She's had fights where people tried to throw her to the ground, choke her unconscious and break her arm. These were with women who had a decade or more of experience at trying to throw people down, choke them and break their arms.

Stupid idea #2: Whiny Girl says Ronda shouldn't fight because, "We don't know how good she is. She has won her fights so fast." That's so stupid it's really hard for me to respond other than wondering if you even listen to the words that come out of your mouth. Are you saying that you don't know how good she is because she has been so much better than the people she fought? I will tell you then. Very fucking good. There, now you know.

Stupid idea #3: Whiny Girl says we don't know if Ronda can do anything but an arm bar because she has won every match with an arm bar. I'll tell you how to find out - stop her from arm barring you and see what happens. If you can't stop her, I guess you'll never know.

Stupid idea # 4: Everyone has a game plan until they get hit in the face. This is actually very true and accurate. The stupid part is the presumption that Ronda has never been hit in the face. In fact, Ronda has been hit a time or two in her other MMA fights. She's been hit hard in a few other situations (not by me, I don't believe in parents hitting their children).

Stupid idea #5: We don't know how tough she is. I will tell you then. Ronda has fought (and won) matches in a major international tournament with her elbow dislocated. She popped it back in and kept fighting. When she was in high school, she broke a few bones in her foot, taped it up, entered a competition anyway and won six out of seven matches and the tournament.

One thing people who promulgate these stupid ideas fail to realize is that there is a world of difference between the level of the average judo player and someone who is winning medals in world competition, not just once on a fluke but over and over. Ronda won a bronze medal in the Olympics, four gold medals in world cups, a silver medal in the world championships and gold at the Panamerican Games. To have someone who has fought a dozen or two dozen matches, all within a cross-country flight from home question whether Ronda "deserves" to fight them - well, as I said, it's too bad they don't have a Whiny White Girl Olympics.

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In the mean time, the daughter is keeping up a dreambeat of interest in the fight, sending this to Tate via Twitter:


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Art Corvelay site profile image  

1/26/12 12:52 PM by Art Corvelay

LOL at Whiny White Girl references by the Mom.Why's it gotta be white?!I'm rooting for the chance to see what a bad Josh Brolin SNL sketch looks like with a hyperextended arm, but Mom's need to stay out of the picture, no matter their experience.

CindyO site profile image  

1/26/12 9:42 AM by CindyO

 Ugh, shut up... after you tell me when Ronda's mother was in the Olympics;) Cindy

Gino_Corona site profile image  

1/26/12 9:42 AM by Gino_Corona

Ronda obviously got her good looks from her father!

Dr Schopenhauer site profile image  

1/26/12 9:06 AM by Dr Schopenhauer

this is the same as when a dad is always kissing the coaches @ss to make sure their son gets to start and when said son faces some criticism the dad goes off because the dad cannot understand why his perfect and most athletic son does not automatically walk to the front of the line.

fightharder site profile image  

1/25/12 11:04 PM by fightharder

While everything she says is partially true and she does have credentials in both competitive sports and martial arts it still is pretty inelegant that see needed to publicly tell her piece. Parents who stand up or behind there children is great. Parents who try to fight their children fights (certainly not literally here but figuratively speaking she did) is always slightly embarrassing and most of the time totally unnecessary. I this case this is especially the case since nobody is more qualified to handle the ''PR'' side of thing the miss Roussey herself.You can also make the argument that Judo still is not the same thing as MMA (if you are a great Rugby player do you deserve an automatic shot at playing at a top level NFL team) though Ronda did prove herself in empathic fashion so far and the division really is not deep enough to say that the fact that she is getting a shot is especially unfair.So did she make some valid points,sure. Was it necessary or prudent to make them,not at all. We all greatly respect and admire strong woman,especially with accomplishments of the caliber that MS De Mars.It would be nice if Ms De Mars would show her daughter this respect as well by letting her fight he own battle.She is more then capable and this whole episode is (however well intended) slightly embarrassing.

Shorinji site profile image  

1/25/12 10:00 PM by Shorinji

Apparently silly mouth running runs in this family...

Clyde Mcglide site profile image  

1/25/12 9:24 PM by Clyde Mcglide

As if Ronda did not run her mouth enough in her daily interviews.... Now we got her mom also mouthing off? Guess I know where she gets it from.

BzGrappla site profile image  

1/25/12 9:22 PM by BzGrappla

Nice .. I agree she is a qualified mom.. i think most males cant handle strong females who are athletic and metally strong.Good to see her putting that whiny bitch tate in her place.

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1/25/12 9:14 PM by Body Shots


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1/25/12 9:06 PM by banging

She's an awesome mom.