Any non-grapplers out there ever wonder what it feels like to break an arm? According to Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, "it kind of feels like tearing apart a turkey with a crotch."
Middle Easy asked the "Rowdy" one what it feels like to break an arm in an exclusive interview (quote begins around the nine-minute mark):
I don't think it's satisfying. It kind of grosses me out. I tell everybody, it kind of feels like tearing apart a turkey with a crotch. It really does. It's gross. When you're trying to get a turkey thing off and you feel all the cartilage and the tendons and the bones coming off, when you're pulling it, it really is that exact feeling. It's gross. But that's the way it is. They'd try to do the exact same thing to me. I've felt it being done to my own arms.
The 25-year-old's biggest claim to fame in the cage was gruesomely dislocating Miesha Tate's elbow when she won the 135-pound title from her in March.
Thus far, Tate is the only opponent that has taken Rousey past the one-minute mark inside the cage.
Rousey went 3-0 as an amateur fighter before going a perfect 6-0 as a professional mixed martial artist. The former Olympic bronze medalist Judoka has won all nine of the aforementioned bouts the same way: armbar.
To hear Rousey analyze UFC 152's main event between Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort, her Strikeforce debut against Sarah D'Alelio and her love for the fans, among other topics, check out the interview in its entirety.