Ronda Rousey conducts crazy interview with ESPN

Ronda Rousey has no time for ESPN's foolishness

12/27/13 in MMA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

March 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ronda Rousey punches Miesha Tate during the Strikeforce Grand Prix final at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY SportsIt's always funny when folks on ESPN try to talk about sports that they don't really know anything about. This happens a lot with fringe sports like MMA.

One such example is this interview with Ronda Rousey, conducted by SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie.

Poor Matt was probably given a few canned questions that he had to ask Rousey, and quite frankly, some of them were awful.

My favorite example: Rousey has won every single one of her professional fights by arm bar, so that prompted this exchange.

Barrie: "All of your wins in the octagon have come via the arm bar, have you been able to secure it so many times that even your opponents know what you're looking for, and they know that you're looking for it?"

Rousey: "Was that a question or a statement?"

Barrie: "Well, let's make it a question. Even though you know your opponents are looking for it, do you still execute it?"
 
Editor's note: Keep in mind that Ronda is the undefeated UFC bantamweight champion, and has won ALL of her professional MMA fights via arm bar. So YES, clearly she still executes it.

Rousey: "I have, yes, 10 times in a row, so..."
 
Barrie didn't take the hint, and decided to keep going.

Barrie: "Is that something that you'll look to execute again knowing Meisha's probably expecting it?"

Rousey, rolling her eyes: "No, I entirely forgot about it. Of course I'm going to be looking for it again, but only if it's there."

This was an awesomely awkwardly exchange, and it's always fun to see ESPN anchors look like idiots. Enjoy:



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12/29/13   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
In Barrie's defense, outside of Chael Sonnen, Rousey is probably the biggest douchebag in the entire sport

Yeah. but it's kind of entertaining to see a female douchebag/arrogant ass for a change.  I'm fascinated by her!

12/27/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

Hah! Awkwarrrrd

12/27/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25103 respect

In Barrie's defense, outside of Chael Sonnen, Rousey is probably the biggest douchebag in the entire sport