Ronda Rousey slams Michael Phelps for snobby behavior

Ronda Rousey is rapidly developing a reputation for being unafraid to say what’s on her mind. The current Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion and former Olympics bronze medalist recently made headlines when she said she wanted to beat the crap out of Kim Kardashian. Rousey is back at it again, only this time she’s taking aim at Michael Phelps.

In an interview with reporter Elie Seckbach (seen above), Rousey discussed her experience as a judo fighter at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Rousey advised athletes to use lots of condoms while they’re in London (the secret about the Olympic Village has been exposed!), talked about athletes gone wild with partying, and she suggested they pack lightly. She also dished on one of the athletes who she felt was stuck up.

“Michael Phelps kind of annoyed me a little bit,” Rousey told Seckbach. “We had this club thing for the US team and all the Olympians are hanging out together, all the NBA players are hanging out, and Michael Phelps needed his own private section of the club,” she ranted.

“All these NBA players are a bigger deal than this guy and they’re hanging out with the rest of us. We’re like, ‘Hello, we’re your teammates! We’re not a bunch of groupies! Come hang out with us! Who are you?'”

Rousey also shared a story about the time several US medalists visited “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” She says all the NBA players including Kobe Bryant were hanging out with everyone else, but Phelps wasn’t.

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Miesha Tate calls Ronda Rousey a hypocrite for posing nude

Miesha Tate looks like she’s doing her best to set up a rematch with Ronda Rousey. Tate is the former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion, but she lost her title to Rousey (pictured) in March by way of first-round arm bar. The two exchanged shots in the buildup to the bout, including Tate saying Rousey talked her way into a fight she didn’t deserve. Rousey proved she was ready for the title shot by almost snapping Tate’s arm.

Now it’s Tate talking her way into a fight.

Tate sent some tweets on Tuesday calling out Ronda Rousey for being a hypocrite for posing nude in ESPN the Magazine. The basis for Tate calling Rousey a hypocrite was the latter’s criticism of UFC ring girls posing nude in Playboy.

“With all these ring girls and their vaginas, all of this goes back to advice my mom gave me,” Rousey told Tap Out Radio in February. “She gave me this one piece of advice, which I still hold dear. She said, ‘Look, whatever pictures you put out there are gonna be out there forever, so just think that one day your 12 or 13-year-old son or daughter is going to see those pictures. Whatever you want your son or daughter, or even your 13-year-old little sister to see, keep that in mind.’ So, whatever I’m not gonna show on a beach, I’m not gonna show in a magazine. These girls are going to have to explain to their kids one day why mommy’s a– and vagina are all over the place.”

Enter Tate on Tuesday:

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Ronda Rousey: I would beat the crap out of Kim Kardashian (Video)

Ronda Rousey is considered by many to be the best female MMA fighter in the world. The Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion has won all 8 of her MMA bouts by first-round submission thanks to a devastating arm bar.

Dissatisfied with nearly breaking Miesha Tate’s arm in her last fight, it looks like Rousey wants to move on to celebrities.

While on the red carpet to promote her appearance in ESPN’s “The Body Issue,” Rousey ended up talking about Kim Kardashian and declared she “would beat the crap out of” the gossip queen. The comments were captured on video by Elie Seckbach:

At least Rousey emphasizes what we’ve pointed out all along: Kim Kardashian only became famous because of a sex tape. But you have to appreciate the irony of Rousey’s remarks.

The self-proclaimed “hot chick” declares that she wants to beat up Kim K. for setting a bad example for America’s youth, yet she’s delivering her message a party celebrating her and other athletes for posing nude in a magazine. Not exactly the best way to deter our youth from believing you need to strip off your clothes in order to have a public platform. But hey, as long as Rousey is happy with how her spread turned out, who are we to point out the inconsistencies in her message?

Ronda Rousey to Cris Cyborg Santos ‘You Don’t Just Have a Dick, You are a Dick’

Ronda Rousey is quickly becoming as legendary for her trash talking as she is for her brutalizing arm bars.

The female MMA fighter responded to a Cris Cyborg Santos tweet on Monday with one of the best burns of the year.

“You don’t just have a dick, you are a dick for posting that picture of Gina, you cheater,” Rousey wrote to Santos over Twitter.

What was the picture that prompted the harsh response? Santos posted a doctored picture of Gina Carano, whom the Brazilian badly beat in 2009.

Santos deleted the picture, but Cagewriter shared it with us:

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Miesha Tate Thinks Ronda Rousey Talked Her Way into Fight She Hasn’t Earned

Miesha Tate will defend her Strikeforce Bantamweight title on March 3rd against Ronda Rousey. Tate is 12-2 and has been competing professionally since 2007. Rousey is 4-0 and only had her first professional fight last March. Based on their experience and career accomplishments, Tate doesn’t think Rousey deserves a title shot.

“Honestly, I just don’t think that she was next in line,” Tate told Showtime’s Heidi Androl during the Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine show Saturday. “I think she’s done great so far. She’s had a really impressive career, but I think she’s still new.

“She’s only a year into her career. I’m about six. [Sarah] Kaufman’s about six. Kaufman’s 14-1, I’m 12-2. We’re kind of veterans of the sport.

“She kind of talked herself into a title fight. I’m going to be very excited to send her to where I think she belongs, and that is the back of the line.”

The gauntlet has been officially thrown. Tate’s friction with Rousey is nothing new; the debate between the began late November when Rousey called for the match because it’s a marketable “hot chick” fight. Tate later expressed a similar sentiment, saying that Rousey needs to beat some top 10 women before she gets a title shot. But Tate does understand why, from a business perspective, Strikeforce wants the fight.

I understand where Tate feels it’s unfair, but I have to side with Rousey. Rousey is a damn good fighter, she’s a damn good marketer, and I want to see if she can back up her talk and beat Tate. The interest she’s generated in the fight has been great for the sport.

Ronda Rousey Wants to Face Miesha Tate Because It’s a Marketable ‘Hot Chick’ Fight

There are three certainties in life: life, death, and Ronda Rousey by armbar in the first round.

The 24-year-old judo specialist has gone 7-0 in her career (4-0 in pro fights, 3-0 in amateurs) and she’s finished each of her fights in the first minute with an armbar. In her most recent fight Friday on Strikeforce Challengers, she even dislocated opponent Julia Budd’s elbow.

Rousey is one of the top fighters at 145 pounds, but she’d rather drop down to 135 to face one of that class’ better fighters before taking on 145-pound champ Cyborg Santos. Specifically, Rousey says she’d like to face bantamweight champ Miesha Tate, not just because she matches up well with her, but because it would be marketable.

“I’m not dumb, you’re not dumb,” Rousey told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “Really, if we push the ‘hot chicks’ to fight each other for a title, it’s going to get a lot of attention. That’s why I’d rather fight Miesha for a title instead of Sarah Kaufman. Because she’s good looking and she’s marketable. More marketable than the vast majority of the girls in women’s MMA. I think that’d be a huge fight and it would lead to an eventual fight between me and Cris Cyborg being an even bigger deal. I’m just trying to figure out the right way to do things so us girl fighters have some job security a few years from now.”

Rousey may come across as conceited, but she knows what she’s doing. Being good looking helps capture attention as a female athlete. Just look at this woman for example.

Rousey has talked in the past about becoming the face of female MMA, and she has the game to back it up. If Rousey can beat Tate, she’ll be on her way to accomplishing that goal. And then we’ll have to wonder what’s going on with Gina Carano, the previous face of female MMA.

Ronda Rousey Is an Armbar Master and Wants to be the Face of Women’s MMA

Ronda Rousey fights Friday night on Strikeforce Challengers 18 in Las Vegas and will look to go 3-0 in her professional MMA career. Even though she hasn’t fought much as a pro, she’s an athlete you should know. As Bloody Elbow explained to us, Rousey has aspirations of becoming the new female face of MMA. With the talent she’s displayed, gaining that reputation seems entirely possible.

In five career fights (three amateur and two professional), Rousey is 5-0 with five submissions coming by armbar, all in the first minute. She’s also an accomplished Olympian having represented the U.S. twice in judo. Rousey made the Olympics team as a 17-year-old in 2004 and won a bronze medal in Beijing in 2008.

In an interview posted Thursday by Strikeforce, Rousey stated some of her future goals.

“For this fight my goal is to go in and win. Make it look good, make it look entertaining, and look good while I’m at it,” she said. “I want to bring a lot more attention to women’s MMA and what I really think we need right now is a face of the sport that people actually want to look at. So I’m gonna try my best to be that person.”

If you think that female MMA already has a public face, you’re right. Rousey recognizes that Gina Carano has helped grow the sport for females and appreciates what she’s done.

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