Ronda Rousey Explains Why She Seemed Tense During The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Last Month
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.17.2013
Paul Walker's death had a lot to do with it...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) explained why her interview with Jon Anik at The Ultimate Fighter 18 finale (which also included her UFC 168 opponent Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)) was so tense and she looked like she didn't want to be there. Here are highlights:
On her bad mood that day: "The whole day I was just being instigated by everybody and I was tired of being instigated. I was being forced into situations where people were trying to instigate me."
On how Paul Walker's death had an affect: "I just got back from ‘Fast and Furious' and all day, every single person who walked up to me was like ‘Oh my god, did you hear? Paul Walker died' It was like a piece of gossip and they couldn't wait. They were hoping they would be the first one to tell me so they could see my reaction first, and I was just really disgusted with everyone's behavior about that the whole night."
On the disrespect shown toward Walker's death: "That's what was bugging me the most. Was what my kids were going through and how just insensitively people were treating the tragedy and what happened to Paul and his family."