What is Ronda Rousey’s definition of a badass?

October 21, 2015 1:13 pm by Russell Ess
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UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is all over the media. Anywhere from being mentioned in pop star hits, landing magazine covers, to of course beating her competition in the UFC octagon as the undefeated champion.

A recent interview with Rousey was done by comedian Chelsea Peretti for the website of Self Magazine where Rousey just graced the cover of their latest issue.

Rousey gave her input on her love of hot wings, to what she does in her downtime.

Here is a little piece of the interview with Chelsea Peretti:

CP  What’s your definition of a badass?

RR  Someone who’s willing to do what needs to be done. There are plenty of times where people know and they don’t do it—because it’s not comfortable or easy. If you do what’s right regardless of how it’s going to make you look, then you’re really a badass.

CP  You’re objectively the best in your sport—how does that make you feel?

RR  It’s motivating, because it’s something I have to keep earning. When I was a kid, all I did was train. I never went to a dance, I never had a date, I never went to a single party. Training was my whole life, and it was because I wanted to be able to win the Olympics more than I wanted to go to the movies with my friends. It’s funny, because people get offended by the mind-set that it takes to be the best.

CP  Did you ever get in street fights as a teen?

RR  Yes. Santa Monica didn’t used to be so nice! After school, my friend and I would go to the Promenade, where a lot of shady characters hung out. I loved Frappuccinos, but I only got $5 a day for lunch. If I ate, that meant I didn’t have enough money for a Frappuccino. So we would go over to these kids and say, “I bet you $10 I could beat up any one of you.” There were always some guys who could use the money. We’d fight and I’d do something to get them to give up, and they’d give us $10 and we’d go get Frappuccinos…. That was, like, my side gig for a little while.

Would you take the $10 challenge from Ronda Rousey? Poor kids didn’t know what was coming.


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