Ronda Rousey's 10 Best Quotes
The newly crowned women’s Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey is fast becoming the female version of Chael. P Sonnen, with regards to intriguing soundbites, overt vocalism and outrageous quotes.
Akin to the Oregon native, Rowdy is a shameless self-promoter with the added ingredient of WWE-style entertainment.
If anything, the 25-year-old’s orotundity was the catalyst in securing a title bout with Meisha Tate after only four professional outings.
Rousey’s emergence on the MMA circuit, and her penchant for shooting from the hip has done women's MMA the world of good, and to boot, has furthered her celebrity.
That said, here’s a look at the magniloquent Rousey’s best quotes.
10. Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey Pre-Fight Presser
I wasn't looking to make friends in this sport. I just wanted to make a living so I didn't have to catch coins. But it doesn't matter if people don't like me because it's mostly current or former champs who think everyone should throw petals at their feet. Honestly, I don't care if a bunch of girls I don't know don't like me. I'm doing this to support myself and not work night shifts at the gym. I don't have respect for Meisha's inconsistency. One minute it's about the sport, the next she is wearing booty shorts on her website, and it's the entertainment business.
No airs and graces—it’s all about the Franklin faces for the Californian standout, and her chagrin at Meisha Tate is due to her purporting to be something other than what she portrays—I believe phony is what Rousey meant.
Still, Rousey should fret not, she won’t be catching loose change any time soon, as she’s in MMA’s big league now, courtesy of arm-barring her way to the 135-lb Strikeforce title.
9. Ronda Rousey on Cristiane Santos
I feel like anyone with half a brain isn’t surprised. I have mixed emotions of Cyborg being caught cheating because I know everyone knew she was cheating and I wanted to make an example of her because you don’t need to take steroids to win. I think her getting caught is a great thing too. I don’t have the least bit respect for her because I always knew she was a cheater, and now everyone else knows too. If she ever comes back to fight again, she won’t be the same beast she was before. She might even try doing different things like HGH that are harder to get caught for. Who knows if Strikeforce even wants her back?
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos who tested positive for anabolic steroids following her successful title defense (later overturned to a no contest) against Hiroko Yamanaka was subsequently suspended and stripped of her featherweight crown.
And who came to her rescue? None other than the newly crowned women’s face of MMA.
Appearing on The MMA Show with Mauro Ranallo, Rousey wasted no time in sticking in the proverbial knife, and with several crunching twists for good measure.
This was first class b****ing at its superlative—talk about kicking someone when they’re down—it’s more a case of making sure Cyborg never gets up.
If and when the Cyborg returns to the Hexagon, Rousey had better make sure she’s got more than an armbar in her arsenal, because she’ll need it.
This is war!!!
8. Break an Arm to Feed the Dog
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“I'm like screw everyone's idea of 'oh what sports are supposed to be like” said Rousey. “I did what sports were supposed to be like, and I was living in my car. So you know what, fine. I'm gonna talk a bunch of s**t. I'm gonna pose in a couple of pictures. And I'm gonna break a couple of girl's arms, and I'm not gonna feel the least bit sorry about it because you know what? At least I can feed my dog.”
The bottom line is this: As long as Rousey can feed her dog, all that trash-talking, eye candy shots, Julia Budd and Meisha Tate dislocated elbows would’ve have been worth it.
Sarah Kaufman take note!
Nothing comes between Rousey and her...um...dog.
7. It’s Only Entertainment Baby!!!
[...] I'm just trying to get everyone a riled up a little bit so everyone stops being so lame, you know.” Everybody’s acting like it’s a Miss America beauty pageant out there, and to be as politically correct and not piss anybody off, and like walking on egg shells. And you know what? That’s not what the entertainment business is all about; it’s about starting dramas, so I’m doing whatever I can to make it fun to watch.
At the 2011 World MMA Awards, Rousey let rip at her female contemporaries (the haters).
In essence, Rousey was putting it out there, that she’s the new sheriff in town and the rest of her female counterparts need to buck up their ideas and get with the program.
The program in question—dramatics first and foremost—entertainment is the way forward, as nothing else will suffice. Add in a torqued Meisha Tate arm, and the mundane becomes the must-see.
For the ladies that Rousey alluded to (Tate, take note), it must be one of the hardest pills to swallow seeing Rousey take centre stage and garnering all the attention, especially when they’ve been on the scene for the longest time.
6. Sarah Kaufman Is a Bore
[…] “Sarah Kaufman kind of gives boring interviews, she’s not a supermodel and the way she fights, she doesn’t finish matches in extraordinary fashion. It’s just kind of being realistic.” […]
There is Ronda Rousey and then there’s...Kaufman. Unlike Rowdy, she neither has the looks nor the game, and too boot she ain’t interview friendly.
I believe part of what Rousey was trying to get across is that Kaufman has a face only a radio station would love.
Still, Rousey is one tough cookie—she’s got the bark and one hell of a bite, add in the claws, and she’s possesses some serious meow factor, in Kaufman’s case, meow-ouch.
That said, can you feel an armbar locking in?
These two are set to lock horns sometime in the not-too-distant future—expect fireworks, boredom and a potential arm break.
5. Playboy and Vajayjay!!!
@ComeAtMePro: @RondaRousey y not playboy? got something to hide? :-)”yeah, it's called my vajayjay-no one should be able to see it for $5!
So the reason her Royal Eloquence refuses to pose for Playboy is because to expose her vajayjay (what is a vajayjay by the way?) for $5 is beneath her.
A question for Rousey, how much would Hugh Hefner have to pay for a vajayjay highlight reel?
UFC ring card girl Arianny Celeste should be the first port of call regarding such information.
4. Rousey Has That Scarface Appeal
[...] If someone wants to play Twitter war with me, I'm the wrong person to mess with. I come from a family of a lot of quick-witted and accomplished women.
Rousey wasn't too pleased when Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos posted an over-the-top Photoshopped version of the damage she caused to Gina Carano's eye following their title bout back in 2009, and responded in her own enigmatic way.
She went all Scarface on the Cyborg: "You want to go to war? We take you to war, okay?" [...] "You're f***ing with the best!"—Twitter style.
3. Bryan Caraway Wants a Piece of Rousey
“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.”
Following Rousey’s intimation that she could throwdown and beat Meisha Tate’s partners Bryan “Kid Lightning” Caraway, the UFC featherweight resident took to Twitter to vent his anger and most probably his frustration (at being a mid-tier fighter) at the “Rowdy” one.
Wow yur a lame bandwagon jumper and Ronda an unintelligent bimbo and if she wants to challenge a man I’ll knock her teeth dwn her throat the break her arm!
That said, Chael. P Sonnen, would’ve have been proud of the comeback—“...legit fighter, just a random guy that likes fighting,” is more than a blow to the ego, she hit Caraway where it really hurts—his...
And to insinuate that Caraway’s only claim to fame was because he was getting it on with Tate is unseemly to say the least (not).
Rousey moved down from featherweight to bantamweight, and Caraway at present is a 145-pounder. However, he has hinted at dropping down to 135.lb, which if happens, will make everything fair and square.
In the words of Mills Lane: [...] “Let’s get it on” [...], and may the best lady win.
2. Meisha Tate and That Thong, Th, Thong, Thong, Thong
It kind of tells me that it's a little hypocritical that the girl with a picture of her in a thong on her Twitter is saying that I'm capitalizing on my looks.
Erstwhile Strikeforce bantamweight titlist had the audacity to suggest that Venice, California’s finest export would stoop so low as to capitalize on her looks, as if.
And Roddy “Rowdy” Pipers wrestling doppleganger let her know what time it was—basically, that Tate is a two-faced, strip teasing, Sisqó-“Let me see that thong”-wearing exhibitionist.
You go girl!!!
NB: The photo doesn't depict Tate in a thong, but it'll have to do.
1. Rousey at Her Sonnen-esque Best
“I'm the most dangerous unarmed woman in the world," Rousey says. "I've prepared my entire life to be that way. Whichever girl I'm going to fight, I'm sure that I'm going to find a way to win.”
The queen bee has learnt well, however, she’s still got some ways to go before she completes the tricks of the bombastic trade set by MMA’s master rhetorician—sire Chael. P Sonnen.
Check out the master at work.
You know, I think Bisping does a lot of stuff really well. The biggest problem he's got is that he just drew the Ace of Spades. I'm not just another fighter on the roster or a middleweight. I'm the middleweight champion; undefeated and undisputed. I can beat any man God ever made. Michael Bisping does not survive.
If MMA’s own royalty were to procreate, all that can be said is “God help us.”
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