I don’t think there is a fighter in the UFC that gets more mainstream publicity these days than Ronda Rousey. The UFC champion was recently interviewed for Esquire’s What I’ve Learned series and talked about a variety of topics including dating fighters, armbars, and getting punched in the face.
Rousey closes out her biggest year ever in MMA with a fun interview at Esquire.com. I actually came away from this interview liking Rousey a bit more than her usual interviews. Typically I find her interviews to be obnoxious but I found her to be sincere, engaging, and candid with Esquire’s “What I learned” interview.
Rousey is asked about armbars and what it is like to be arm-barred.
“I’ve been arm-barred and I let my arm be broken, and I didn’t tap, and I got out, and I still won that fight. F*ck ‘em. I don’t care. An arm bar isn’t the end for me. The ligaments in both my elbows are so loose my arms just dislocate sometimes, just randomly. Because I’ve experienced it, I don’t fear it at all. It’s the people who haven’t been arm-barred who have that fear.”
Rousey isn’t shy about sex and probably talks more about it in interviews than any other fighter. So you shouldn’t be surprised to hear her talk sex in regards to what she learned in 2012.
“It’s really funny, actually. I either get men coming up to me like, “Oh, my God, baby, I love you!” or else they’re too shy to approach me. Can I get just a little in between?
Hell no, I ain’t gonna hook up with no fighter. I know these guys. They’re like a sewing circle and everyone tells everyone everything.”
Rousey also talks about her transition from judo to MMA, specifically getting punched in the face.
Check out the entire interview over at Esquire.com. It’s a good one!