Julianna Pena: Ronda Rousey Is 'Pretentious' and a 'Spoiled Rich Brat'

John Heinis@HeinisHardNewsSenior Analyst INovember 28, 2013

One of the finalists for season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter, Julianna Pena, is known for telling it how it is, and that didn't change during an appearance on FOX Sports Live Wednesday.

When asked what "bugs her the most" about UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, "The Venezuelan Vixen" had a very straightforward answer. 

"I think what bugs me the most would be just her all-around pretentious attitude, and I feel like she's just a spoiled rich brat, and uh, that's what I think." 

Pena was on upcoming title challenger Miesha Tate's team during this season of TUF, which was apparently a good thing since "Rowdy" clearly rubbed the 24-year-old prospect the wrong way. 

The submission ace earned her spot in the finals by tapping out heavy favorite Shayna Baszler with a rear-naked choke in the elimination round and then avenging a TKO loss to Sarah Moras in the semifinals, locking up a guillotine choke to end the bout.

Pena faces off against feared striker Jessica Rakoczy in the series finale Saturday night, who competes for a six-figure UFC contract after decisive victories over Roxanne Modafferi and Raquel Pennington. 

This isn't the first time Pena has put Rousey on blast, stating that Rousey doesn't know how to lose gracefully after Episode 6 aired last month, per MMA Fighting

TUF 18 was the first season of the reality show that featured female competitors and leaves the door open for an all female cast at some point in the future. 

A trilogy bout between Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz headlines the TUF 18 Finale tomorrow night, which airs as a free broadcast on FOX Sports 1. 

Is Pena's recent bashing of Rousey a fair assessment of the dominant women's champ, or is she just trying to create a little more hype around herself for her first official UFC fight?

John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.


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