Rousey: Getting lucky on TUF 18 could cost you 100k


The TUF house has no internet, no television, no radio, no anything, but train, fight, and behave as if you are stuck in a house for six weeks with no internet, television or radio. When it was announced that TUF 18 would be coed, enquiring minds quckly assumed that men and women with common interests, in tremendous shape and under pressure, might find something more compelling to do with their nether region than pee in fruit.

In an interview with UFC-champ-ronda-rousey-warns-tuf-18-cast-to-avoid-100000-sexual-encounters" target="_blank">MMA Junkie, coach Ronda Rousey says it won't be worth it.

"I think the series, itself, has kind of gone away from the attention-grabby reality TV-esque kind of genre and more into just a documentary series on the toughest, most competitive tournament in martial arts," said Rousey. "I think that it's going to be very similar in this season, at least on my team.

"I'm going to have to remind these girls that this is the first impression you're setting for women MMA fighters because this is a lot of exposure that they're going to be getting. If they're the chick that was screwing around the house, for the rest of their career they're going to be known as the chick that was screwing around the house. Sponsors are going to be looking at that. Everybody's going to be looking at that."

"If you think it's $100,000 worth of that lay (in potential lost sponsorships), then go for it, but I'm just going to remind them that there's a lot of very permanent consequences to how they carry themselves in the house."

Rousey also discussed Saturday's Cat Zingano vs. Miesha Tate fight of the night, that determined who will coaching opposite Rousey, and fighting for her title.

"It kind of went the way I expected," said Rousey. "Cat looked a lot better at workouts. Miesha is usually the type that really fights above herself in competition, which is one of her better attributes. Miesha looked really good. I thought the fight was stopped maybe a little prematurely, but Cat looked amazing, too. I don't want to take anything away from her. She was lighting her up.

"If Miesha wants to complain the fight should have been stopped, then she shouldn't have been in that situation in the first place. I was really impressed with Cat tonight."

"I always said the fight that I wanted the most was Cat, so I'm glad that we're actually going to be fighting. On the show, you never know. I think I would have enjoyed tormenting Miesha, whereas Cat seems pretty cool. I don't really know her at all, but she seems cool."

"Technically, Cat has a better record than I do right now. She's 8-0. I'm 7-0. Who was it? Was it like Rashad and Lyoto who were the only two undefeated people fighting for a championship before? So this is something very uncommon and very special, and I'm happy to be a part of it. I always think of myself as the underdog regardless of what other people think."


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Ninja Tea Party site profile image  

4/16/13 10:31 AM by Ninja Tea Party

The show is about fighters training and living together for a chance to fight in the UFC. The show is not Big Brother in the sense that there is a televised live feed, it’s actually a [i]heavily[/i] edited show. Sex in the house will be an issue if the makers of the show choose to make it an issue. If fighters are missing training because they’re having sex then sure, that’s a problem, but if they’re simply having sex in their bedroom at the end of training then don’t pretend they’re doing something wrong or even special, it’s [i]what every single healthy couple does[/i]. This is like putting a bull in a china shop and then saying “the bull needs to understand that even just chipping a plate could cost it $100,000 so it needs to remain professional. Yes we put the bull there, yes we know we didn’t leave it any space to move without bumping into something, yes we’re the ones in control of the all the footage and could simply choose to not televise it and choose not to make it an issue, but we really hope that the bull doesn’t damage anything. Really, that wasn’t our intention at all”.

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4/15/13 3:45 PM by FCFBlazer

Did anybody on wwe tough enough ever hook up?

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

4/15/13 12:47 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

Janie Browning will make bank.....for a short time.Then we will all remember that it is MMA and that when the cage doors locks on you, that the person trying to kick your fucking head into Row 7 does not care.

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4/15/13 10:19 AM by billard420


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4/15/13 8:00 AM by Flannerz

Surely they could say they were doing a cardio workout

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4/15/13 7:53 AM by SamboMMA

I think the series, itself, has kind of gone away from the attention-grabby reality TV-esque kind of genre and more into just a documentary series on the toughest, most competitive tournament in martial arts," said Rousey.Who is she kidding. Its low brow entertainment and it looks like it will stay that way. I wouldn't be surprised if they have the contestants play up the sexual tension [You know the whole "Will___ finally sleep with _____ ?" stuff just like they played up the whole "Will Kimbo fight again?" for his season]

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4/15/13 5:05 AM by Caught_clean

If anyone thinks they legitimately are putting male and females in a house for 6 weeks with no contact with the outside world,giving them booze and dont think there is going to be drama and sex then I have a bridge for sale. No one can be this stupid, the producers know exactly what they are doing. Fuck sakes its natural.

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4/15/13 4:53 AM by BiggRiggWreckedGQ

Nope, that's a pretty accurate description of this most recent season compared to the previous ones

Rickson's Aura site profile image  

4/15/13 4:45 AM by Rickson's Aura

Having men and women on the same season was to create the real world like drama. I'm sure they would love to have similar shenanigans going on in the TUF house. They want to see this season have it's own "Let me bang bitch!" moment.

Koga site profile image  

4/15/13 4:30 AM by Koga

"So are you saying Ronda is being full of shit with what she said abouit it? Because she seems clear that being ho-ish will be frowned upon. Cindy"With all DFW's hypocrisy and lack of class, the one certainty is that ratings will determine if the producers will encourage or discourage sex in the house (I think we all know how this is is going to turn out). Imagine how the "monster lobster" guy must have felt after getting thrown off the show for not breaking up a fight when he watched Junie Browning's antics for an entire season.