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Ronda Rousey on 'The Ultimate Fighter': 'I'm going to look nuts'

September 03, 2013|By Chuck Schilken
  • Ronda Rousey, shown in December with her UFC bantamweight championship belt, says she's "preparing for people to get the worst idea of who I am" when she appears on "The Ultimate Fighter."
Ronda Rousey, shown in December with her UFC bantamweight championship… (Neil Davidson / Associated…)

Ronda Rousey loves nothing more than being in the gym.

At least that's UFC women's bantamweight champion felt before signing on as a coach on the reality show "The Ultimate Fighter," opposite her real-life nemesis Miesha Tate.

"The gym is the place where I really center myself and I'm able to put the world into perspective and calm down," she recently told the Bleacher Report. "When the cameras are on you nonstop, that changes. Even electrons change when they are watched constantly, and they really took my safe place and bastardized it to where I was dragging myself to the gym every day.

"They literally took my only safe place and made it something that I hated. I'm so thankful for being able to forge the relationships I did with my team, but you couldn't pay me $10 million to do that again. There is just no way. By the end, I was questioning my love for the sport. I'm just happy to get back home to my environment and have my gym be my reprieve again instead of it being a stage.”

Still, Rousey realizes that putting a star of the sport in such a situation should make for good television -- even if she isn't always shown at her best.

"I haven't seen any of the footage yet, but I'm aware that I'm going to look nuts," she said of the show that airs on Fox Sports 1, starting Wednesday night. "These kids that I'm responsible for have everything that is important in their lives on the line, and if that isn't something important enough to care about and cry about, then I don't know what is. I have no filter with my emotions, and people are going to see exactly what I'm feeling. I don't think that is a bad thing."

She also told USA Today, via the Inquisitr: "How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way for people to get to know you, so I’m just preparing for people to get the worst idea of who I am,” she recently explained to the publication.

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Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/933431/ronda-rousey-ultimate-fighter-18/#Zyyl71Cmoy0GJQIO.99 “How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way for people to get to know you, so I’m just preparing for people to get the worst idea of who I am,” she recently explained to the publication.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/933431/ronda-rousey-ultimate-fighter-18/#Zyyl71Cmoy0GJQIO.99 “How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way for people to get to know you, so I’m just preparing for people to get the worst idea of who I am,” she recently explained to the publication.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/933431/ronda-rousey-ultimate-fighter-18/#Zyyl71Cmoy0GJQIO

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