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Monday, 12/09/2013, 12:57 pm

Ronda Rousey on TUF 18: “I Coached, Miesha Did Her Hair”

Consistently unapologetic about her portrayal on the most recent season of the UFC’s hit reality-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke out about her performance as a coach, saying that her priorities were less about her public image and more about helping her fighters.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

It seemed like every week, fans of the most recent season of the UFC’s reality-television show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ were treated to an image of UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey flipping the bird to rival coach Miesha Tate.

It was an image indicative of the behavior that lost Rousey a number of fans over the past few months.  During the airing of TUF 18, Rousey’s reception from MMA fans was undeniably tarnished by her behavior on the show toward Tate – behavior that numerous fans complained of being unprofessional and distasteful.

But if you ask Ronda Rousey about it, as many have, she will never apologize.  In a recent interview with Fighters Only Magazine, Rousey addressed the question directly, admitting that she was perceived negatively but insisting her priority was coaching her fighters.

Regardless of what everyone thinks of me and how I come off,” Rousey said about TUF 18, “everyone might think that I’m a crazy, psycho, competitive bitch – I promise you, you can go up and ask anyone who was on my team how I was as a coach, and they will 100% say I did the best I possibly could under the circumstances.

All I thought about was them.  I obsessed over them, and whereas Miesha was spending a lot more time worried that her hair looked good for every shot, I was freaking out making sure that everyone was okay.

Another middle-finger to Miesha Tate?  Possibly.

Rousey also discussed her career outside of MMA where she recently took roles in two Hollywood movies, ‘The Expendables III’ and ‘Fast & Furious 7.’  Rousey has been working alongside legendary actor Sylvester Stallone, among others, who has helped her with various speaking exercises to further develop her acting.

Of course, with a December 28th date to defend her UFC title against Miesha Tate, Rousey will have to put her acting career on hold to do finish training and preparing for the UFC’s last bout of 2013.


0 Responses to “Ronda Rousey on TUF 18: “I Coached, Miesha Did Her Hair””

  1. GRT 3000 says:

    whatever…cheese Rhonda’s team lost, so Meisha was doing something right. Rhonda’s off to the B movies folks, she’s not sticking around. Womens MMA…pffft.

  2. stu says:

    she behaved like a little kid. Her priority wasn’t her fighters, it was appearing to be competitive and crying to look sensitive. why has this season generated so much gossip? the other seasons had way bigger rivalries and the couches never put them before the fighters. even that egg Shamrock behaved better than rousey. she’s nothing as a person without other people to beat, thats all shes got

  3. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Rowdy Rousey is my kinda girl. You tools are just scared of her, admit it. She is tough and sexy. What’s NOT to like???
    stu – dude it was a bunch of estrogenized girls cooped up together and having to fight each other, of course there is going to be more crying, bitching and gossip!!! Or were you talking about all the gossipy bitches on forum talk??? lol…

    • GRT 3000 says:

      it’s good you can relate. maybe you should join em’ show em’ yer bitch tits & talk about tampons n s(h)it.

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        stu – perfect example, this grt3000 nerd is your typical bitchy gossipy oedipus complex girly emotional nerd that trolls on the forums…this shemale likes to bitch, and cry alot…very sensitive little nerd.

  4. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Miesha Tate is a fake. Sneaky instigating conflicts with Rousey and running to DW to snitch when she gets checked. On top of that: when a woman is ok with having a douchebag like Caraway for a bf, then what does that say about her? She’s a douche and I hope this time Rousey literally rips her arm off.

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