UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is a tough chick and not much can fluster her. That's why it was funny to see her go all, "aww shucks" when the topic of former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko came up recently during a scrum with reporters (video above).
The two-time Judo Olympian says that her first real introduction to MMA were videos of Fedor fights. That footage alone was enough to make her fall in love with the sport and with the "Last Russian Emperor" himself," according to Rousey.
Like, Rousey really does dig Fedor. To the tune of being willing to have several dozen of his children.
"I want to have fifty seven of his babies? It's true...I'd go fifty eight for him if he really wanted another one," Rousey laughed.
"He's always been my image of what MMA is supposed to be. So, I will always be not so secretly in love with Fedor Emelianenko. And he's the only big MMA star that I haven't met yet. That's ok, because if I did I would probably turn nineteen shades of red and faint."
Rousey did concede that her wish isn't likely since Emelianenko is already married. Alas.
The "Rowdy" one will have to just focus her energies on her upcoming title defense against fellow Olympian Sara McMann in February at UFC 170.
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