“As a beginner who has never competed in Judo, and who has a white belt on, I’ve gotta be honest. I don’t think you have as much strength and can compete with a man, even though I’m a white belt.”
Ronda Rousey–who was relatively new to MMA at the time–responded with a laugh, “You know how to push my buttons! That was exactly how to get me to throw you!” The remainder of the video is pure gold, with Rousey tossing Tru to the hard mat, and him groaning in pain. “Is this a genuine reaction?” Rousey asks of her pained victim. “I’m sorry, man.”
Of course, the trash talking from Tru was played up for laughs in the video, but the pain he suffered as a result was all too real. According to the info on the video, Tru ended up with four busted ribs as a result of the throwdown.
To UFC fans, this result is unsurprising. Ronda Rousey has always been considered one of the strongest fighters in the sport, and just last weekend she successfully defended her bantamweight title against Cat Zingano in a record-breaking 14-second bout.
Not content to restrict herself to the UFC, Ronda Rousey has been making her way to way to Hollywood. She made her film debut in last year’s Expendables 3, and is up for a role in Furious 7 as well. According to Yahoo!, she’s just secured another role in the film, Mile 22, produced by by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor).
This seems to be great for Rousey’s career, but not all agree that her foray into Hollywood is a good thing. Undefeated Brazilian bantamweight Bethe Correia weighed in at UFC 184 on why she believes Rousey is a bad champ.
“She did a good thing that was bringing the UFC the female fights… I don’t think she’s a good champion. I think she’s really selfish. She just thinks about herself, about making movies, dressing well, showing up. I’m not gonna be like this, I’m gonna be a real champ. I’m gonna do something for the people. I’m gonna be the people’s champ.”
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[Image Credit: Tru MMA Show, Scott Peterson, MMA Weekly]