Ronda Rousey is more than a little concerned about how she will be portrayed on the upcoming reality series Ultimate Fighter 18. The program premieres tonight (August 4) on Fox Sports 1.
The next installment of the UFC show finds Rousey and rival Miesha Tate coaching a group of up-and-coming fighters. This is the first time in series history that male and female fighters will be represented. Rousey previously said that she wanted to shine the spotlight on women who are dedicated to MMA.
According to the professional brawler, she’s more than a little concerned about how Ultimate Fighter 18 producers will portray her on the show. During a recent chat with Bleacher Report, Ronda Rousey opened up about her worries.
The fighter told the website that she hasn’t seen any footage just yet. However, she’s apparently a little anxious that viewers at home will think she’s “nuts.”
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.
During her chat with USA Today, the fighter said she’s worried about people drawing certain conclusions based on what’s they seen on the show.
“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 said.
Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate fans can tune into The Ultimate Fighter 18 tonight on Fox Sports 1 at 10 pm ET. Are you planning to watch the season premiere?