Reddit users were given 34 whole seconds (the exact amount of time it took her to KO Bethe Correia earlier this month in Brazil) to submit a question to 7-time defending women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey earlier this week during an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite highlights. Spoiler alert – this is pretty much the whole AMA – it’s that good.
Ronda here. My favorite Pokemon is Mew and I used to moderate a Pokemon forum. 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.
Oh, and I’m also the UFC Bantamweight Champion and undefeated in MMA. I’m here today to answer your questions with the help of my friends Bobby and Leo.
As many of you already know, I get a lot of questions about femininity and body image. Women are constantly being made to feel the need to conform to an almost unattainable standard of what’s considered attractive so they can support a multitude of industries buying shit in the pursuit of reaching this standard.
So, I’ve decided to expand my support of the charity Didi Hirsch with their work in the field of women’s body issues, and have partnered with Represent.com to release a limited edition “don’t be a D.N.B.” shirt, with a portion of proceeds benefiting this amazing cause. (For those of you who don’t know- a “D.N.B.” is a “Do Nothing Bitch”)
I’ll be answering your questions for the next ~34 seconds, so I’ll have plenty of time for 50+ thoughtful answers. AMA!
Does she wish her fights would last maybe just a wee bit longer?
No because the shorter my fights are, the more fights I can have. I only have a finite amount of fight time, and I’d like to fight as long as possible.
On overcoming CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
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.
Her favorite cheat meal is…
Buffalo wings naked with chunky blue cheese and extra hot sauce on the side.
Her favorite playable Mortal Kombat character is…..
I would always play as Princess Katana ‘cuz in the Sega version you could press down and punch up vs the computer and get to the fifth guy from the top with all flawless victories because the computer wouldn’t learn to throw you from the floor until it was almost the end.
Her go to music before a fight
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.
Greatest achievement? Idea of a great date?
1. Winning my Olympic medal. 2. 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.
On her favorite UFC male competitor to watch
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. Might Mouse vs. Dominick Cruz was one of my favorite (and most under-appreciated) fights ever.
Her favorite movie of all-time?
Leon The Professional. (Editor’s Note: By far, Gary Oldman’s most underrated role.)
Which hero would she like to play on the silver screen?
Well… a lot of the good ones have been taken, but I’d like to vie for Miss Marvel.
Her favorite Game of Thrones character and what her sigil would be if she was a character (you should be able to guess this one).
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 Catelyn chapter. But for some reason my heart is always Team Stark.
My sigil would be a Mew with Vegeta hair.
Will she be training with Donnie Baker heading into her 3rd quarrel with Miesha Tate?
Yes. It’s already set in motion. He’s going to teach me the art of the full body boner via hemp rope training.
Answering questions about ‘Cyborg’ remind her of bartending
Having the same conversation over and over reminds me of bar-tending, 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 😉
One of the most important questions of the AMA – who would she rather train with in the Hyberbolic Time Chamber, Goku or Vegeta?
Vegeta. For sure. Goku is such a fucking goodygoody that he’d be fun to be friends with but I’d get annoyed hanging out with him after 2 weeks, let alone after a whole year. I’d imagine that Vegeta and I would have many an interesting debate. Probably not about politics but maybe like societal shit.
Her advice to keep men from becoming DNB’s
Well… try to be more self-sufficient and less cabana boy. 😉
How big is Batista’s dick?
I don’t know but I’d imagine that Bluetista has a lot of patience. 😉
Her “sincere” opinion on “Cyborg”
Sincere opinion about Cyborg: she’s just waiting to be offered enough money to get her ass kicked (‘cuz she knows she’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.
Could she beat Floyd Mayweather in a fight without rules?
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.
Her thoughts on the upcoming Hardcore Porn parody “Ronda ArouseMe” starring the great Joanna Angel
It’s funny I used to hear that in high school sometimes! At least some girl somewhere is paying her bills with it now.
Is a career with the WWE in her future following MMA?
Definitely. I loved being in Wrestlemania and will find a way to get back in the squared circle I just have no clue when. And any real wrestling fan would want to be surprised anyway.
And last but not least, Reddit user TheLonelyTroll asks, “Would you rather fight 100 Mewtwo sized mews or 1 Mew sized Mewtwo?”
1 Mew sized Mewtwo, ‘cuz everyone knows that even though Mewtwo has better stats than Mew, 100 Mews totally overcome that.
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