"Get over yourself, all you do is swim."
Michael Phelps, who will once again swim for the United States when he dives into the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, including today's (July 27, 2012) 400 Individual Medley, has 16 medals from his previous efforts in Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008).
One thing he doesn't have is the respect of fellow Olympian Ronda Rousey.
The Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion, who won a bronze medal in Judo as a member of the U.S. Olympic team back in 2008, recounts her past dealings with Phelps, and tells Es News Reporting he "annoyed her" and she felt "treated like a groupie."
"Michael Phelps kind of annoyed me a little bit. Michael Phelps needed his own private section of the club to be like private for him. All of these NBA players are a bigger deal than this guy, and they are hanging out with the rest of us. We’re your teammates. We’re not a bunch of groupies. Come hang out with us, who the hell are you? I don’t like being somebody’s teammate and being treated like I’m a groupie. I didn’t even want to go out of my way to say hi to that guy. Just get over yourself. All you do is swim. If someone slapped you every time you jumped in the pool, I might have a little respect, but I was a swimmer before I did this stuff."
After the jump, hear more from Rousey, who explains why this year's Olympic games should also include the distribution of condoms.
The "Rowdy" one, who's been busy trashing Kim Kardashian, posing nude for ESPN the Magazine and training Carmen Electra, can be seen defending her 135-pound strap against Sarah Kaufman at the upcoming Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" event on August 18, 2012 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
For more on that fight click here.