Rousey wants 'to earn' her UFC belt

by Franklin McNeil |

“When they [UFC] brought in the guys from WEC they gave (featherweight champion) Jose Aldo and (bantamweight champion) Dominick Cruz their belts,” Rousey told “They did that to me as well when they brought the women’s division over. But I don’t feel like I’ve really earned it.

“When [UFC president] Dana [White] gave me the belt I told him I didn’t want it, I wanted to fight for it. But he said, ‘I’m going to give it to you anyway and you can think whatever you want.’”

“I’m prepared for everything,” Rousey said. “I train to be a mixed martial artist, not to be an arm-bar specialist. I train to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.

“The first round actually was always my worst. I used to call it first-round-itis when I was doing judo.

“It’s so funny to hear all these girls say, ‘if I get her out of the first round I’m going to see the defeat in her eyes.’ I’m like, ‘dude, I’m just opening up. You don’t want to see what the second round looks like.’”

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simonpe site profile image  

2/14/13 2:33 AM by simonpe

And thats not the case with W135 and Rousey?

RyannVonReemjob site profile image  

2/14/13 1:49 AM by RyannVonReemjob

Cool, she'll put on a show with Liz. This will be the telling fight if she's truly in this sport even in bad times. 

Shango Unchained site profile image  

2/14/13 1:48 AM by Shango Unchained

so she wants to earn it against a fighter whos payin +800 for the win.. interesting.

yellow c0ckahlc site profile image  

2/13/13 10:58 PM by yellow c0ckahlc

A large pepperoni pizza says even after UFC 157, we still get 15 more Rousey threads within a week.

Dr Doom site profile image  

2/13/13 10:56 PM by Dr Doom

"Dude, I’m just opening up.I’m going to give it to you anyway and you can think whatever you want"-Ronda Rousey.

UGCTT_granite007 site profile image  

2/13/13 10:33 PM by UGCTT_granite007

IKR? It's not like she was in the Olympics...  

DiSmAnTLeR site profile image  

2/13/13 10:29 PM by DiSmAnTLeR

yeah its not like she had combat sport credentials before she started training for mma.they took her straight from the beer tub to the cage, armbars must have came naturally.get the fuck out of here.

DiSmAnTLeR site profile image  

2/13/13 10:27 PM by DiSmAnTLeR

id say that she probably has the whole armbar portion of her training down pat at this point and is focusing on other areas, hence the boxing training.if the opportunity arises, of course she is going to armbar the shit out of her opponent.are you really this stupid or trolling?

Sunshine Screwface site profile image  

2/13/13 10:17 PM by Sunshine Screwface

This is what happens when the beer-tub chick learns arm-bars.

Virus x site profile image  

2/13/13 5:53 PM by Virus x

Hopefully she gets knocked out in the 1st round