Rousey: It feels relaxing to be champion

Monday, March 05, 2012

Yes, life is good for Rousey, whose biggest problem right now is recovering from all of the excitement.

“I’ve been not moving as much as possible,” Rousey said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “It’s just been so tiring not just physically but mentally. I just feel like I’ve been tense and holding my shoulders higher or something like that for months on end, and I finally just have just tons of relaxation and I really just don’t want to move. So I’m very relaxed. It feels very relaxing to be champion.”

Asked about the sentiment behind Caraway’s tweet, that she could not compete with a man, Rousey laughed.

“Of course I can, dude,” she said. “Who is he? You never heard of him if it wasn’t for Miesha. He’s just some dude. He’s not even like a legit fighter. He’s just some random guy that likes fighting.”

Referee Mark Matheny has taken some fire for letting the fight continue to the point Tate’s arm was in danger, but Rousey said he made the right call.

“He was trying to respect her and her choice, and she was choosing to let it go,” she said. “She could’ve given up at anytime. If he stopped it sooner, they would have said, ‘Oh he stopped it before she tapped.’ Anything we do in that kind of situation, people are going to find a way to criticize.”

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