[VIDEO] Ronda Rousey Explains Why She Refused to Shake Miesha Tate's Hand
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.29.2013
Rousey would rather be Joker than Batman...
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appeared on the post-fight show for UFC 168. Rousey submitted Miesha Tate in the co-main event of their title bout on the card. After the fight, Rousey refused to shake Tate's hand and she explained why in her interview on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show for the card. Below are some highlights and a clip.
Rousey on why wouldn't shake Tate's hand: "I respect her as a fighter. She did an amazing job tonight. But I can't shake her hand until she apologizes to me and my team for what she said."
Rousey on her victory: "My worst habit is that I'm used to five-minute rounds in Judo, and I'm always in a rush. In the third round, I thought I could be more patient and take my time and find my shots. When I went slower I could see things open up and made it happen. I slowed it down and I'm happy it went a little longer this time."
Rousey on the boos she received: "I went to 30 different countries for judo and got booed everywhere. Getting cheers is something new. I'd rather be the heel. Everyone talks about the Joker and not Batman. Gotham City needs the bad guy for the good guy to shine. I take the role that is needed for every situation and every fight is different."