By Jonathan Kirschner
The talks about a date for Ronda Rousey’s first title defense against Sarah Kaufman started yesterday, but the two have been exchanging heated words on Twitter since last week.
Ronda Rousey is known for being brutal in the cage, and brutally honest on Twitter. She has a history for being outspoken and saying whatever is on her mind with little to no filter. That’s why when usually soft spoken Sarah Kaufman sent Rousey a tweet telling her to enjoy the belt while she can, it caught a few people off guard.
Sarah Kaufman: Sprints, weights, pads and bjj already complete and it’s only 1:45! Great day of training so far…@rondarousey enjoy the belt while you can
The two exchanged a couple tweets after that and that’s how the war started. In a recent interview at MMAFighting, Ronda Rousey was asked when the trash talking between the two was going to start, and Ronda was quick to respond with plenty of whit and sass.
“So I was like alright, cool, you wanna play Twitter, bitch? I’m good at this game, I just got a creativity award. BJPenn.com put out Miesha (Tate) talking about how everything on earth was torn off in her elbow and somebody put with that, ‘Don’t F- with Ronda Rousey!’ So I (retweeted) to that and put under it, ‘Keep running sprints, that’s probably what will help you the most.’”
While it’s safe to assume that Ronda Rousey will win the battles she has with Sarah Kaufman on Twitter, the only thing that matters in the end is who wins the war in the cage. The two are expected to do battle for the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship at a yet to be announced event in August 2012.