Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Cruel and unusual punishment? That might be the expectation for any and all challengers expecting to dethrone Ronda Rousey from the 135-pound throne, according to her mentor, "Judo" Gene LeBell.
How often can you be referred to as a "sadistic wench" and have it be a compliment?
That should be a pretty good indication of the ferocity expected from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, who drew high praise from one of her idols, "Judo" Gene LeBell, just weeks before her upcoming title defense at UFC 157.
The martial arts icon speaks to Fighters.com:
"I've known Ronda long before she knew who I was. I knew her mother, who was a very good judo person. Ronda beats a good percentage of the men who are bigger than her - and good ones, too. She doesn't fool around. There's no sitting down and signing autographs. It's all business to her. Nothing bothers her. She's got icewater running in her veins. She doesn't give a damn about pressure. She's a sadistic wench."
Click here for proof of said sadism.
Rousey (6-0) has electrified the world of combat sports with her devastating ground game, ending all six of her professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fights by way of first-round submission (armbar). In addition, she tore through the amateur ranks, needing less than two minutes (combined) to end all three of her contests.
Liz Carmouche, understandably, is a +1200 underdog.
The "Girl-rilla" will try to upset the apple cart in the main event of the UFC 157 pay-per-view (PPV), which emanates from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Feb. 23, 2013. Carmouche (7-2) is coming off back-to-back-wins (and finishes) over Ashleigh Curry and Kaitlin Young for Invicta FC.
And by "Judo" Gene's account, she'll last about 30 seconds.