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TUF champ says 'ignorant' and 'unsportsmanlike' Ronda Rousey was 'out of line' for bashing Arianny Celeste

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Sounds like Ronda Rousey is running out of friends in the 135-pound division.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder is taking fire from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 champion Julianna Pena, who rose to superstardom under coach Miesha Tate during the FOX Sports 1 reality show.

That's because of Rousey's "ignorant" attack against UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste, according to Pena's conversation with MMA Fighting:

"I felt it was very out of line for Ronda to single out Arianny for multiple reasons. First off, it's none of Ronda's business how much Arianny gets paid. Arianny has been with the company a hell of a lot longer than Ronda has and made the UFC plenty of money and gotten them exposure with things like Maxim, other magazines and TV shows. If Ronda is so close with Dana, she should bring up fighter pay to him instead of looking ignorant. She should just let Arianny do her job and Ronda can do hers. Ring girls and fights go hand in hand and they are an essential part of the show. Ronda said I didn't deserve to breathe the same air as Shayna Baszle. That's when you know someone is arrogant and ignorant. After the couple of run-ins we had on the show, I knew she was a mean girl and I'm not talking about in the cage. I hope I never come across as unsportsmanlike as she is, because that is not a champion."


Rousey took Celeste to task over her workplace duties, letting the public know that card-carrying gals have no business making more money than mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters (see those comments here). Then again, Celeste had a few choice words for "Rowdy," as well.

Perhaps if Pena can get by Milana Dudieva this April, she can teach Rousey a lesson in sportsmanship, all while trying to capture the bantamweight belt. That's assuming she can leapfrog the other three contenders (like this one) trying to do likewise.

Anyone siding with "The Venezuelan Vixen?"

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