What happens when the best female fighter in the world sits down with the best interviewer in sports today? Highly entertaining no holds barred television, that's what happens.
UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey paid a visit to Jim Rome's new show last night where she took part in the ten questions segment of the broadcast. While Rome uses many mediums to reach his fans today, Rousey was featured on his new Showtime Sports hour, where superstars are allowed to let the obscenities fly. Like Kobe Bryant did as the first guest in show history last week, Ronda did not hesitate to express herself on last nights episode.
When it came to the topic of sex before fights, Ronda gave a similar briefing to Rome as the one she gave on the Conan O'Brien show earlier this year. "For girls its raises your testosterone so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight actually," Rousey explained to her fellow SoCal native. "Not with like, everybody. I don't put out Craigslist's ads or anything. If I got a steady I'm gonna be like, 'Yo, fight time's coming up,"' Rousey continued. Check out the clip below.
There are more than a handful of great fighting tales involving professional fighters outside of the cage. Urijah Faber's street fighting story is just one that immediately comes to mind. You can now add Ronda Rousey's theater fighting story to the list. It regards to fighting though, what really stood out in this particular interview was the Rowdy one's response to Georges St. Pierre's recent personal opinion on female fighters. The seven-time defending welterweight champion made headlines before prior to his UFC 154 title bout when he made it very clear that he would not be watching women fight any time soon.
"Well, initially, the way that he said it, it reminds me a lot of when you listen to boxing fans say: 'Oh ya the mma fighters they're good athletes, they're talented and good for them but I can't stand to see guys humping on the ground like that, it's not a real man's sport,"' Rousey said. "He seems to have very much a similar prejudice to women in mma. He said it as tactfully as possible, that doesn't make it a tactful thing to say. Rousey continued. "People are getting mad at me for being like, that's wrong. But If there's an absence of debate, I think that pretty much just means acceptance of it. These girls, when they go out to fight, they're pouring their hearts out. They deserve to be celebrated and not just merely tolerated."
If you happened to catch the latter part of the Jim Rome Show on the Premiere Radio Networks earlier today, you may have heard Rome tell the Jungle faithful that Ronda's response to his "Zombie Apocalypse" question was one of his favorite responses to any question asked in his career. "One last question, when the zombie apocalypse goes down what is your survival strategy," Rome asked Rousey. "F**kin houseboats," Rousey retorted. "Houseboats man. It depends on the kind of zombies you're dealing with. You could have slow, all the time daytime zombies. Or you could have sprinting, fast night time zombies like in 28 Days Later. So, I don't really know, it would kind of depend. I would lean more toward houseboat if it was sprinting, night time zombie because you could just go out at night and come back and chill in the day time and you could just live on a boat. It'd be cool."
Here's a quick "in a nuthsell" version of the question and answer portion of the interview.
Q1: Who is the greatest guitar player ever? A1: Eric Clapton Q2: What does it feel like to punch someone in the face? A2: Like punching a wall but softer. Q3: How long should a fighter "Abstain" before a fight? A3: Girls - have as much sex as possible. It increases your testosterone. Guys - Just don't f**k somebody the day of the fight. Q4: What was the last moveie that made you cry? A4. Kick-Ass Q5: Have you ever been in a fight with a man? A5: Four guys jumped Ronda and a couple of her friends in a movie theater. The two guys that she beat up decided to sue her. The men lost the fight, and the case. Q6: Do you still want to beat up Kim Kardashian? A6: Yes, by strikes. Q7: What celeb needs to get put in an armbar? A7: The next one that tries to mess with me. No one so far. Everyone's been really cool. Q8: What makes someone an internet vajajay? A8: If you leave a negative comment on something online that runs longer than two sentences. Q9: What's the best line you've heard from a male fan? A9: Will you marry me? Check here for yes. Backflip for no. Q10: What is your apocalypse survival strategy? A10: F**ckin houseboats. - Expect this snippet to become a Jungle classic for years to come.