Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey recalls the time a commentator critiqued her armbar technique.
Rousey was once considered to be the most dominant female fighter in MMA. “Rowdy” dominated in the women’s 135-pound division during her prime and was able to garner mainstream attention. Throughout her run, Rousey was known for using her judo skills to get her opponents to the ground and locking up her signature armbar for the finish.
Looking back at one of her fights, Rousey was none too pleased with one commentator who criticized her technique. Rousey didn’t reveal who the commentator was, but she went off during an episode of Hot Ones (via MMAFighting.com).
“A lot of people would teach, ‘Oh, you’re supposed to turn your toes in and squeeze with your knees. Where I always crossed my ankles, would bring my heels into my butt, and open my knees. I remember watching the commentary of one of my fights and one of the commentaries was like, ‘She just needs to squeeze her knees a little bit.’ And I’m like, ‘Shut the f*ck up. You don’t even know what you’re talking about. My armbar’s perfect. F*ck you.’”
Rousey ended her pro MMA career with a record of 12-2. Her only career losses were against Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. Both fights ended in either a knockout or TKO loss for “Rowdy.”
While Rousey has mostly just been doing vlogs or making the occasional appearance on a celebrity’s YouTube channel, her most recent run on the big stage was working for the WWE. As a pro wrestler, Rousey became the Raw Women’s Champion. She hasn’t appeared for the organization since WrestleMania 35 back on April 7, 2019.