“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey has made her name off of fast finishes and an even faster mouth, armbarring and trash-talking her way into a title shot against Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate after bursting onto the scene just last year.
The 24-year-old is blunt in expression and forthcoming in response when asked of her opinion, leading to quotes like the following (transcribed from an interview with BestofMMA.com done prior to Rousey’s November victory over Julia Budd), where she torches UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
I think that fighters that just try to win by points and come away with a win are actually bad for the sport. If you never saw MMA before, and you walked in and you saw GSP and Koscheck, just jabbing out the whole time, it looks like a boring boxing match. And I don’t think you gain any fans with a fight like that.
And so I really hope that Nick Diaz beats the crap out of him, because Nick Diaz is entertaining, and he’s just an entertaining character in general. He might not be popular but I mean I can’t but watch every single video that he puts out on YouTube. I think it’s funny as hell. And every single one of his fights is a brawl. It’s not like a pitter pat match and then afterwards he goes ‘We’re friends, we’re all friends. Buy Gatorade. Okay, let’s go home.’ I mean, I think it’s boring.
GSP was good for the sport for a while. He brought some big sponsors in, like Gatorade and UnderArmor. But I think he’s done everything he can in a positive way and I think he needs to step aside and let Nick Diaz kick his a**.
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