UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey wasn’t sure how the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter would go, as male and female fighters would be mixed for the first time. As the season prepares to finish taping in a few weeks, Rousey was surprised how professional the competitors were.
“It is much more professional than you would have thought,” said Rousey during a Metro PCS chat. “I wouldn’t say it’s an overly sexual season, but I think it’s a much more emotional one. It’s been a very exciting season, but it has also been very taxing on everybody.”
The season is expected to debut in a few months with opposing coaches Rousey and Miesha Tate meeting for the belt before the year ends.
Rousey took the belt from Tate when it was under the Strikeforce name. She has two title defenses since winning the gold and has finished every opponent in the opening round via armbar.