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Ronda Rousey: UFC is more pure than the Olympics | UFC NEWS


“The UFC and MMA stuff is so much more pure compared to all that to me,” Rousey said. “No one is going to change the rules of MMA because they prefer European style over Japanese style. It’s never going to be like that. It will be as close to a real fight as possible and whoever wins, wins.

“I like that there’s a lot of money involved, that there isn’t going to be people who are selling out for nothing. You can’t predict people like that. There are people [in judo] called sellouts, and stabbing you on the back so they can get on some committee that pays you nothing.”

“The Olympians in our country are pretty much useless,” she said. “You spend your whole life trying to get this medal and you don’t do it to make money, you do it for your country, for your pride, for your family, and there’s nothing set in place for what happens afterwards. They used to have a program where I’d work at Home Depot 20 hours a week and they’d pay me full-time, that was the only Olympic job program I have. There’s nothing afterwards. There’s no scholarship program, there’s no job placement, after you won an Olympic medal and you’ve spent $100,000, you get 10 grand, which they tax you on. You get 10K for a bronze, 15K for silver, 25K for gold, which you get taxed on, and a handshake. I couldn’t even buy a 2005 used Honda Accord LX with that.”

UFC female champion Ronda Rousey talks to MMAFighting.com and casts the comparison between her career as an Olympian and her career as a Mixed Martial Artists.

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5 Comments to Ronda Rousey: UFC is more pure than the Olympics | UFC NEWS

  1. John says:

    I agree on all counts, except the Honda? You can get a used Honda Accord LX for like… $1200. With $10,000, you could get a great used sports or luxury vehicle.

  2. Aint Nobody Got Time For Dat says:

    Am i the only man who wants to things with her toes?

  3. Diego "Dirty" Sanchez says:

    What a ****.. she sits there crying about GSP and his comment.. and she says

    The Olympians in our country are pretty much useless… What an insult to all the time those people invested and people they inspired.. … Paper champion wearing the black hat is all I see.. Yes she is correct in the whole olympic compensation part with the money etc.. not saying that part isnt valid.. ..

  4. NoFrag says:

    In the meantime, French olympic judoka Teddy Riner is a judo millionaire.

  5. poobah says:

    Sounds like Ronda let the money and fame of being in MMA go to her head. This kind of statement, although probably true, isn’t professional at all, and is basically saying don’t bother with the olympics, its not worth it. As an ambassador of the sport, and winning a metal in international competition, the words used here by her are very wrong. And it has to be realized by her that being in the olympics PAVED her way to her future that she is living now.

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