Undefeated MMA and UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey took to Reddit yesterday for a candid chat with fans. “Ronda here. My favorite Pokemon is Mew and I used to moderate a Pokemon forum,” she kicked off. “I’m an active player on WOW and a Mage named Randa on TaichiPanda – I’m on the 3rd Game Of Thrones book and will shank a bitch who tries to give shit away about the series cause you watched the show already.” Then she dropped a bunch of compelling/hilarious/uncensored responses. Click through for the best of her Reddit AMA.
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.
Buffalo wings naked with chunky blue cheese and extra hot sauce on the side.
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. Mighty Mouse vs. Dominick Cruz was one of my favorite (and most under-appreciated) fights ever.
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.
Winning my Olympic medal. 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.
That one gnarly giant dude from 300.
Leon the Professional
Well… A lot of the good ones have been taken, but I’d like to via for Miss Marvel.
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 inferior.
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.
At least 60 in one sitting. But there were no bets on the table. I think I could’ve done more if it really came down to it.
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.
Having the same conversation over and over reminds me of bartending, 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 ;)
Thanks for the kind words. It feels very liberating to free of the guilt that used to come with every meal. And I feel like I have so much extra space in my brain now that I’m not constantly thinking about the next meal and trying to eat as much as possible every day while still losing weight. I feel amazing. I (think) I look amazing. And I just ate some bomb-ass French toast this morning. I’m so happy to hear about all the progress you’ve made on yourself and best of luck for the future.
Only in post. The advice: for any woman trying to break into a male-dominated career, I’d say the greatest thing you can do is always keep in mind that you always have the right to be there.
Bay Cities Godmother – everything on it.
Well... try to be more self-sufficient and less cabana boy. ;)
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.
It’s funny I used to hear that in high school sometimes! At least some girl somewhere is paying her bills with it now.
Sincere opinion about Cyborg: she’s just waiting to be offered enough money to get her ass kicked (‘cuz she knowsshe’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.