Rousey: GSP would be unknown if he wasn’t cute, and Canadian

Monday, January 14, 2013

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey sat down with Las Vegas Review Journal’s Doug Elfman for a wide ranging interview that included fellow MMA sex symbol UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

“I respect Georges St. Pierre as a businessman and an athlete,” Rousey says. “I don’t have anything against him personally. But he’s not the kind of fighter I like watching.”

“He fights to win matches. He doesn’t fight to defeat his opponents.”

“I lost a lot of judo matches because of points fighters. It was extremely frustrating for me. And when I see that same style being played out in a different sport, it brings out the same reaction in me.”

“Everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh, do you think if you didn’t look such a way, people would like you so much?’

“I’m like, ‘Dude, if GSP was butt ugly, you wouldn’t want to know who he is so much.’

“I think he lucked out a lot that he’s Canadian. I love Canadians. They are the coolest, nicest, most patriotic people, and they will support their countrymen no matter what, and I think that’s commendable.

“But if GSP wasn’t really good-looking, and really Canadian, he would be really unknown.”

“I like fighters that go into it to finish it. They’re not afraid to take risks,” by saying, “I’m going to try to do something crazy, and if I end up in a bad position, I know I can handle it.”

“That confidence gets me excited.”

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