Excited and Nervous, Ronda Rousey Says Fighting Isn’t Olympics Pressure (Video)


Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey is headed into the biggest fight of her mixed martial arts career when she faces Miesha Tate on March 3. The two will battle for Tate’s Strikeforce women’s bantamweight championship in the night’s main event.

Having won a bronze medal in Judo in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Rousey knows what pressure is, but she says the pressure in an MMA fight, while substantial, doesn’t compare to what she faced as an Olympian.

“It’s not like Olympics pressure. It’s not like I’ve been preparing for four years for this one day. MMA matches are easier because I get to take them one at a time.”

In an exclusive interview with MMAWeekly.com’s Damon Martin, Rousey also shot down doubters who say that there are other fighters, such as Sarah Kaufman and Alexis Davis, who maybe should have gotten a title shot before her.

“I deserve this because I think the other two girls have records are more impressive than their actual performances. I also have the Olympic background that should be to my credit.”

Check out the full interview below as Rousey doesn’t hold back…

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 3 days ago
  • 687 views

What's this? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey getting some love from the boxing community? Believe it. While "Rowdy" has been disrespected in the pas read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 114 views

Now that they’ve had a few weeks to digest the news, what do fighters make of the new UFC-Reebok deal? One notable recently discussed an obvious flaw of the system.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has booked Anthony Pettis for his second lightweight title defense against streaking division No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos, for the upcoming UFC 185 pay-per-v read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 1058 views

Watch Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier full fight video highlights from UFC 182's main event above, courtesy of ESPN. UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier took place January 3, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena i read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 606 views

Watch the full fight video highlights for the UFC 182 main event between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and title challenger Daniel Cormier took part in an ent read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 28 views

Watch the video highlights from the UFC 182 main event between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight title. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 71 views

Daniel Cormier made it interesting, but Jon Jones retained his belt at UFC 182, where he edged his rival in a unanimous decision. From the outset, Cormier had a clear game plan, which was to keep the read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 25 views

"Cat Zingano is an extremely unique fighter, not only is she undefeated, but she's shown an amazing ability to deal with a lot of adversity. There's been a lot of times in her fights where she's been read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC champion Ronda Rousey discusses her upcoming UFC 184 title fight against Cat Zingano and believes Zingano is the most risky opponent she could face. read news >>