UFC's Ronda Rousey: 'I fought with one leg for two years'

Elias Cepeda
Did UFC champ Ronda Rousey break a movie director's ribs on set? (Getty)

Ronda Rousey

Did UFC champ Ronda Rousey break a movie director's ribs on set? (Getty)

UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey was a guest on UFC Tonight recently, and in an interview with Kenny Florian, the "Rowdy" one talked about her knee injury, who she wants to fight next and "Cyborg" Justino. Regarding her injured knee, which she had surgically repaired after her last bout, Rousey says she feels better than she has since she was in her teens as a surging international Judo player.

"It's great. This is actually my fourth knee surgery...I've had it much worse, before," she said.

Rousey is feeling so good, as a matter of fact, that she'd be ready and willing to fight right now. The champ revealed that she'd been fighting on one wheel, essentially, for the past couple years.

"I would still fight today. If they said, 'Hey, we need a fight, we need a fight,' I would do it today (laughs). And, it's going to be pretty scary when I come back 100 percent because I've been operating with one leg, pretty much, for a couple years now. And now I've gotten to the point where my range of motion and everything is better than it's been since I was 16 years old," Rousey said.

Rousey went on to say that she would like to next  fight on the same Jan. 3 pay per view card that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are scheduled to lock horns at. As for who she wants to fight next, Rousey mentioned free agent Gina Carano, recent UFC acquisition Holly Holm and number one contender Cat Zingano

Of course, the question of if Rousey would be interested in fighting former fellow Strikeforce champ Cris "Cyborg" Justino came up. The Judoka said she's ready to have at it with "Cyborg,' if the fighter and the UFC can come to terms.

"I'm down to fight her at any moment," Rousey said.

"If she walked in here right now, I'd push-kick her with the heel (laughs) if it really was what needed to go down.But, I mean, it's all up to Dana, it's all up to UFC and, it's all up to her." 

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