Despite being written off as a pouty, unprofessional shrew who is not committed to the extra media work required to promote the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) just days ago at the TUF 18 finale show, on Monday night UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show and demonstrated once more what has always been pretty obvious - that she's bright, cheery and funny whenever she's not caught in the moment of competition, dealing with the death of a co-worker that happened that same day or sitting inches away from an opponent she's set to face.
Check out parts 1 & 2 of her appearance on Kimmel after the jump to see everything she had to say on subjects ranging from her mom waking her up at night as a child to spar, fighting men, cutting weight during Thanksgiving and bar fight advice from her mom. Here are some of our favorite quotes:
On fighting two men at once in a movie theater after one pushed her and the other grabbed her by her neck -
"...I tried to leave and the guy pushed me back and I was already thinking about my disclaimer at that point: 'Ok, I'm going to try and get past you. If you do not let me, I'm going to have to do something about this. I was very calm about it. And then I tried to get past again and the guy pushed me and I grabbed him by the shirt and I just started punching him with one hand. His friend came behind me and grabbed me by the neck so I had his one friend here, I dropped that dude, threw the one guy over my shoulder...and those other girls with them just sat right back down."
On why her mother and Judo world champion decided to perfect arm bar submissions in Judo tournaments in order to overcome judging bias -
"If you break someone's arm and they stand you up, if you lose to someone with one arm then you should lose anyway."
Video after the jump!
Rousey on Kimmel Pt 1:
Rousey on Kimmel Pt 2:
- Martial Arts
- Sports & Recreation