Ronda Rousey Interview
Ronda Rousey, the 25 year old former Olympian won a bronze medal in Judo at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
- Duration 10:58
- Date Feb 22, 2012
Ronda Rousey, the 25 year old former Olympian won a bronze medal in Judo at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
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Strike force you force me to take.
Lot of bad blood.
What what since but is there anything if you need any other inspiration or is it just really that bad right now between -- -- Coming out -- -- discolored freezer although I -- -- anybody regardless of what's gone on personally in between -- that I don't try harder I don't like the person and party trying to -- it's possible matter who it is.
-- I think probably attacked her a lot more army could not use that you know I -- understand Shia.
-- strange situation democratic field any kind of out our congregation but other -- that -- opt for whereas you know I.
It'd -- really affect me either way I'm only gonna -- that.
We you're kind of you're you're going and in this more of who -- -- that sound like a total jerk.
You know you'd expect this from like a big Diaz fight or whatever we -- -- -- really had this type of you know smack talk this type of animosity in an Naia women's LeMay matchup is that -- -- true to say here.
Our defense you can marry -- -- doesn't -- -- I think is it really Smart when it comes the way they market has played and you don't know one.
Everyone can't wait to -- by because you know they try and make it personal that I actually make it been like there -- A Green light to fire fighting and that's something that going to be resolved trauma and -- like.
I think it that much more -- being that there is indeed our compared yelled -- between immediately show because.
Well what went to people actually get that I didn't have opened and -- but it -- it -- we live in the united because deliberate on and -- Anyone pretty -- they whatever they want to be sorry can't do anything about it a valid -- being an apple at an illegal.
And I -- analog likes to see people get an argument because I actually get attempt at the end because that's something that's really -- -- You could have been fun being the bad guy -- in this and you consider yourself the bad guy in this.
I don't that they let out the bad guy but people want to see me like that and now that I am I am not trying.
I want everyone to disagree about being accurate and I want everyone to think I thought I don't want everyone likely you know because -- their digital content that the -- and talk about it I want.
And original content might need comes up that credit -- debate you know I want everyone to be like oh my god -- priority like oh my god I can't -- -- -- -- And it you know that's the kind of thing -- -- people really disagree they really want to see down.
I because not only -- -- between each about a dollar -- between you both can -- -- that particularly well.
Now what really got this to the place it is today when your opinion what would hurt you for -- -- take.
And -- me about her yeah -- do.
Have enough friends you know really could use the view that it is actually let you know women and -- -- lacking any kind okay now.
Get out here now and like -- that.
During the normal and company met Eddie went and I'm a terrible -- -- she'd -- -- in the -- may because you know -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm -- -- not -- You being limited -- NAX I'm finally making people excited about -- NL and making people really wired those goddamn might even let you know crime -- -- I -- are.
You're going to be hitting their peak energy elegant I think it's a pretty cool -- But you might the -- look like in your gear and other stuff that parent their current couldn't -- it's not -- -- -- what am I you know Al.
They're getting a lot of attention -- -- Paraguay but is getting a particular reason people -- actually you know want.
Hear from Indonesia and talk about it and I think I'm a could be not even better -- -- surveyed and and -- I find really interesting that you're you're -- apologetic about it because you know that's what that's what it.
And I I think it's great I think it's it's great for -- fighting I think it's great for women's MMA event.
You know there's some heat in this match up and a lot of people you know I guess some the consider themselves purist you know they they take offense to that -- and you just don't care.
Spotlight should I care because that's working you know talk about any need to -- the front page of -- on the Smart side not comparable weeks now it's getting.
Blake I don't see why only people that.
You know I know he's kind of curious -- of people knew it well and you know what that's what you look at your sport normally can't talk about it because the you know they did not -- entertainment -- and primary now.
They're calling it wouldn't gonna make people think and -- terrible on I don't really recognize that.
Com a lot of exposure that would and then -- getting -- you know what -- is you know coming from me is actually helping a lot.
Now that the criticism the main criticism you -- is that you've only had four professional in the may have bouts.
-- background judo you have an Olympic bronze medal -- having this regret -- so.
What do you say to those critics that that criticize you for the fact that you've only had four bouts and here you are a title match up.
Opulence independently or not they shared probably go and check the -- odd and -- them -- almost or want.
Like if I'm well under the burden despite this match -- my -- heavily favored.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I -- yeah I'll come.
And heavily favored -- that I'm not strictly on the -- put their money down next to make a buck or something like that and they get there and complain any out.
And a lot.
It's just pitching like -- and beating me now it's.
I don't like I mean I know I mean I go to Cuba oh man.
I I know that I deserve a title shot I don't know that I've done everything possible that well it's funny but a lot of hurdles -- -- either.
And I and even -- it -- people.
The quote anime is anyone -- -- and you know I think you should try it want to stick around 12% I don't -- but I didn't -- -- how right they are or they can get the very need to work.
Either way they have a lot.
There and now so you've got -- you've got this -- have ever -- but strike force was dead.
You know a few months ago and now you're the main event you and me to date of the main event.
It's pretty much you know you -- -- a new contract with strike force but you know what the man is now a big part of the strike for so Forte what.
What does that say do you with a bid that there -- some belief in what you guys do -- it you're gonna you're gonna have a long career whims of a -- it's going to be more showcase.
Along with a man.
Yeah you know I think.
Element let an important program began and it -- and that -- without a much speed and the women because.
You know Jim -- I what I you know record rating or you know -- -- an organization.
I'll -- acknowledged that book and it got to be held your ability to bring in our numbers.
And com I'm glad that we're giving him he did being given a shot at it in aren't all I can do is just.
-- that it is possible and hope for the numbers.
Now before cyborg -- -- had this problem here with.
Performance enhancing drugs a lot of people were saying that you jumping over to this division to fight -- should -- You're kind of at sidestepping.
Cyborg it is what what do you have to say to those people that -- did criticize you for that.
I didn't I -- -- -- like I know I'm just going to stop and go into it because I let.
Old siege you know she's ducking the other person because it's not going to the title shot any other division now like what what you want.
And you're saying that I can be getting a title shot against someone that you care but I shouldn't belabor it I was -- against someone that's harder.
-- -- that -- critics are all contradicting themselves.
And you know I -- I I really am trying to think about all there's no long term.
And a I was cleaning Chris I work and that's kind of -- that out I really wanna build up until it could possibly be you know debate it and then I made I have all time.
And -- Com AM wanna be is the cops they are -- you know I I have been even to -- and neighbor like especially -- I have -- like about it.
God I'm getting it and he let the near -- or stroke -- You know I can't I wanna come up you know appropriate -- and they've been operating yet -- -- -- the former amateur.
You know leg and try to treat like a I think -- I -- like its -- Olympic Games I want is completely prepared as possible and I want everyone to -- You know as I.
I'm kind of looking multiple cats don't let -- -- build up.
A little bit an example of L Powell's.
Would be a good way to oppose that everyone's been talking about -- along -- -- -- it's such a lot.
I don't know what it does happen -- lose their mind -- I wanna have similar reaction when me and I would -- Now you know I was talking your sister she she made it very clear to me because where Fox News -- you are -- a lot of people don't know that because you have.
Blonde hair -- -- -- that that you're you're sisters she looks like the you know you you know I don't think it's the bad things that you you don't look as Latino.
What do you what what what is your -- the -- -- -- to play into your life.
I'm gonna happen and -- -- -- bet you know I'm just have been around -- -- and I mean there.
It's -- -- in America -- coming.
You would you look like a lot about how people treat you Oprah and we know and our younger woman in the Al Catholic school Ellen like.
-- -- -- angered by not amber and I you know I was really can't cap bearing on I had a much trouble learning to speak English that I haven't ran out of and actually I and beat.
Click here -- -- our current picture at all.
The car bomb.
I didn't look at and I didn't eat it it hasn't come -- ostracized -- meal that.
And I I think it is so cool about in all not people -- start to recognize that yes this is my heritage is and where Bentley College.
Com I'm glad that you're all a lot -- expectant.
And really being lucky you know -- -- question.
Now or more they're gonna ask you about that that promo that showtime put out there.
Did you ever give -- time making it did you have any problem with any event you did did did you like it essentially -- it -- in the -- -- -- -- -- the fight like you're talking about.
All right you know I mean there and click let me I had a train three time that day an -- -- I haven't hit that sit in between everything else.
Well I actually not morning around dad did like.
In all the all of our issues and I'll like they and it is -- like kind of iron rods -- And then Tom I had to go on playing two more times.
Aaron about -- -- like kind of just kind of cram it didn't do their job and so it -- -- -- well.
-- -- -- really -- to -- she did that daily you know hang out and they've been.