Ronda Rousey on 'TUF 18' with Miesha Tate: Baking cupcakes and braiding hair


Video streaming by Ustream

When it comes to “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” how is Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) getting along with fellow head coach Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)? “Oh, we’re fantastic. We cooked cupcakes together last night and had a sleeping party and braided each other’s hair.”

Ladies and gentleman, the UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion – and a queen of sarcasm.

Earlier this week, MetroPCS hosted a chat with Rousey, who discussed the current taping of the reality show, which debuts Sept. 4 on FOX Sports 1. Rousey and Tate are the first female head coaches in the show’s history, and the coed bantamweight cast also features the first “TUF” female competitors.

Rousey said the job is more grueling than she imagined, largely because of the emotional investment that’s needed on a near-daily basis.

“It’s a lot more work than I thought it would be, and it’s a lot more emotionally taxing than I thought it would be,” she said. “You care a lot about these kids, and I just feel like any kind of heartbreak or triumph or whatever they’re going through, I share in it. It’s exhausting to go through that over and over and over with every competitor.”

Rousey initially was slated to fight Cat Zingano on “TUF 18.” However, when the challenger, who knocked out Tate earlier this year to get the coaching slot, underwent knee surgery, officials switched it up. Tate, who suffered a first-round armbar loss to Rousey at a 2012 Strikeforce event, got the slot, and the two fighters now will rematch at the end of the season.

In the end, Rousey said it probably worked out for the best since the cameras can capture their rivalry.

“The draw of Meisha is the drama, and the draw of Cat is her athleticism and record,” said Rousey, who said she still hopes to fight Zingano at some point.

Check out the full chat above.

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

Related News

  • a day ago
  • 36 views

Women’s bantamweight competitor Miesha Tate discussed the Zingano vs. Nunes fight rom UFC 178, as well as her interest in a rematch with the No. 1 contender. Cat Zingano's comeback victory over Amand read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 29 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 9 views

The Ultimate Fighter 20 hasn't even aired yet but there's already plenty of lofty expectations for the women competing. The bar just got raised again thanks to UFC president Dana White. White spoke t read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 293 views

"I think Ronda is gonna win the fight. Zingano coming off to a slow start two fights in a row is not going to serve her well against Ronda, who is a fight-finishing machine. She finishes fights in th read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 27 views

UFC superstar and bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey isn't close to being done, but she's already picked out her successor. Twenty two year-old Rose "Thug" read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 19 views

Ronda Rousey spoke to Extra at the TUF 20 premiere, and gave her thoughts on the recent Ray Rice assault video. Ray Rice's actions have sent ripples throughout the sports world, as a clear indictment read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 9 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is teeing up the UFC Fight Night 51: "Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2" weigh in event with a star-studded "Fight Club" Q&A video that features its biggest draw today, Wome read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 48 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey is confident she can beat any female in the world in a straight-up jiu-jitsu match, according to comments she made e read news >>

  • 12 hours ago
  • 0 views

The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale card is starting to take shape. The UFC announced via its UFC Minute that a bout between featherweights Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira has been booked as the co-m read news >>