Ronda Rousey talks Cris Cyborg, Fedor, Floyd Mayweather, WWE & more on Reddit AMA

Do you sometimes wish your fights would last a little longer than just a few seconds?

Ronda Rousey: No because the shorter my fights are, the more fights I can have. I only have a finite amount of fight time, and I’d like to fight as long as possible.

What’s your go-to hype music before a fight?

Ronda Rousey: I have complete silence before I walk out before a fight. No talking in the locker room, no music, cellphones on silent. If I hear a ding from you taking a video you’re gonna get your own private Rowdy Glare.

Do you feel as though overcoming CAS helped you become the tenacious fighter we know you are today? Is there any message you’d like to send to kids out there struggling with speech?

Ronda Rousey: I love my speech therapist – I thought she was super cool and I didn’t even know I was in speech therapy. I’d like to tell any kid struggling with speech that anything can be overcome with hard work regardless of how insurmountable the odds seem. Shout out to all speech therapists. You’re all awesome. And the best thing about my recovery was that I was never allowed to feel interior.

What’s your favorite cheat meal?

Ronda Rousey: buffalo wings naked with chunky blue cheese and extra hot sauce on the side.

Favourite male fighter to watch in the UFC?

Ronda Rousey: Demetrious Johnson. I think he’s the most well-rounded and I feel like I’m watching one of the later episodes of Dragon Ball Z when you only see one second of action going on between them disappearing ‘cuz they’re going so damn fast. I wouldn’t be surprised if rocks start levitating around the ring because of all the energy emanating from it. Might Mouse vs. Dominick Cruz was one of my favorite (and most under-appreciated) fights ever.

Who is your favorite Mortal Kombat character?

Ronda Rousey: I would always play as Princess Katana ‘cuz in the Sega version you could press down and punch up vs the computer and get to the fifth guy from the top with all flawless victories because the computer wouldn’t learn to throw you from the floor until it was almost the end.
What achievement in your life are you the most proud of?
What is your idea of a great date?

Ronda Rousey:

1.winning my Olympic medal

2.doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. If a guy is lame, he’ll have to come up with activities to distract you from his lameness. If he’s all kinds of awesome, doing nothing with him with be all kinds of awesome.

Hey Ronda any chance of you going on the Joe Rogan Experience again?

Ronda Rousey: Yes. Very soon. It’s just my life is crazy sauce, so it’s hard to do just fun stuff. Apart from reddit 🙂

With your exponential increase recently in exposure and recognition, do you worry about the amount of control that the media has over your image? And have you run into circumstances where you felt you were misrepresented or portrayed inaccurately by the media?

Ronda Rousey: I accept that I have NO control over my image already. So, I try not to let the state of my perception have any effect on my happiness. You can never truly know anyone through only media anyway. If anything I just try to keep in mind that I’m an entertainer and not a politician or Miss America.

What’s your favorite movie of all time?

Ronda Rousey: Leon The Professional.

If you could fight any historical figure, who would it be?

Ronda Rousey: Buffalo Bill. Him destroying the buffalo population of America also destroyed the Native American culture and coming from Jamestown ND, which boasts having the largest statue of a buffalo in the world, the plight of the buffalo is quite near and dear to my heart.

Who is your favorite Game of Thrones character from the books, and what would your sigil be if you were a character?

Ronda Rousey: i always get super stoked when I see it’s a Daenarys (the ANTI D.N.B.) chapter, and would get really bummed when I saw it was a Catlyn chapter. But for some reason my heart is always Team Stark.
My sigil would be a Mew with Vegeta hair.

Can you please tell reporters to stop asking you and Dana about Cyborg? 

Ronda Rousey: Having the same conversation over and over reminds me of bar-tending, and I’m thankful for the training I received having to deal with stupid questions from repetitive drunks. I only do it because I know I’ll receive tips at the end 😉

how many more years do you anticipate having left in the UFC? 

Ronda Rousey: I don’t think of it as “time” or “matches” left – I think of it more as fight time left. So… if I have a few 5 round wars I’m not going to keep fighting nearly as long as if I keep walking out of the cage with unscathed victories. So the faster and more efficient my fights are, the longer I can fight.

What is your sincere opinion about Cyborg?
How do you think your fight against Tate and hopefully Cyborg will play out assuming perfect physical and mental condition from both sides?
Do you think you would legitimately beat Floyd Mayweather in a ruleless fight?
What do you have to say about Mike Tyson’s rumored return to the ring?
How do you think Fedor Emelianenko will do in the octagon after all these years of absence?

Ronda Rousey: Sincere opinion about Cyborg: she’s just waiting to be offered enough money to get her ass kicked (‘cuz she knows she’ll get her ass kicked). I know for a fact she can make the weight. She consulted with Mike Dolce (my current nutritionist) before I ever started working with him and after consulting with her he said he could get her in “the best shape of her life” at 135. She then started being represented by Tito Ortiz and all talk stopped. The delay is all about money, not her weight. She made 145 pumped full of steroids. She can healthily make 135 without them. Her shows that she headlines lose thousands of dollars, and the majority of the tickets are given away because no one will buy them. She needs me. So pretty much we’re waiting for her to realize that she needs to fight me before I retire or she’ll never have enough money to retire. I would like me kicking her ass be my retirement fight but whether she steps up or not I’ll walk away undefeated and happily ever after regardless.
Do I think I would legit beat Mayweather in a ruleless fight? Floyd is one of the best boxers of all time. He would definitely beat me in a boxing match. I unfortunately don’t get into “matches”. I fight for a living. In a no rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on this planet. Boxing is a sweet science with strict rules that I respect very much and aspire every day to improve at. But you said ruleless fight, and that’s my honest answer.
I’d be surprised if Mike Tyson returned to the ring but could imagine he would do it in a charity kind of capacity, and if so good for him.
Ring rust is a real serious thing that is hard to overcome and of course I wish Fedor the best but that much of a lay off would affect anyone’s performance, which is why I fight so often.

Would you ever consider entering WWE after you retire ?

Ronda Rousey: Definitely. I loved being in Wrestlemania and will find a way to get back in the squared circle I just have no clue when. And any real wrestling fan would want to be surprised anyway.


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