Merry (belated) Christmas, Maniacs!
Our final gift to you this holiday season is another post about newly-minted Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 135-pound female champion Ronda Rousey, who was apparently interviewed by Esquire magazine for a feature article that will run in the Jan. 2013 issue.
Much changed in the months since this sit down, including her UFC arrival, crowning moment and, of course, the collapse of her former mixed martial arts (MMA) promotional home, Strikeforce. Who can forget, of course, her pre-fight sperm craving, as well as her inclusion on the AskMen.com Top 99 "Most Desirable" list of women for 2013.
I can't keep track, so just in case you need more Rousey -- and I know you do! -- I'm going to include a few snips from her most recent public relations hit below. No topic is seemingly off limits or out-of-bounds as Rousey raps about sex, (not) hooking up with fellow fighters, having her arm snapped in an armbar, fear, MMA chess and much more.
Check them out below:
On personal debts:
"I've been broke as fuck, but I've never owed anyone shit."
"People have been fighting each other for millennia. It's part of human nature. The confusing thing is we now live in a society where it's not illegal to be an asshole, but it's illegal to slap one."
On being scurred:
"People say to me all the time, "You have no fear." I tell them, "No, that's not true. I'm scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I'm a courageous person because I'm a scared person."
On bone-snapping armbars:
"I've been 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. Fuck '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."
"Since becoming a sex symbol, I haven't had less sex in my life."
On sex with fighters:
"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."
On MMA chess:
"For me, MMA is like speed chess. It's like I'm herding a person into a certain position. Say my endgame is an arm bar. I'm not gonna actually take you and put you there. What I'm going to do is convince you that it's a good idea to move in the direction I want you to go. And I'm going to keep on funneling you down until you've been narrowed to the option of tap or not."
To read more Ronda Rousey MMA quotes from her recent interview with Esquire for its Jan. 2013 edition click here.