Rousey's Image Tainted Following Emotional TUF Stint

Published on December 2nd, 2013 4:08 pm EST

While the 18th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" aired, UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey raged that the show was making her look bad, and that she wished that she had never agreed to coach on the show.

Rousey, the UFC's golden girl who was instrumental in introducing Women's MMA to the promotion, was shown on the show as being petulant, childish, disrespectful and overly emotional. Rousey flipped off Miesha Tate (the opposing coach) repeatedly over the course of the show, and frequently regressed into childish shows of emotion, especially when one of her fighters lost. Tate, on the other hand, was composed and mature.

During the live broadcast of "The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale", Jon Anik interviewed both Rousey and Tate. You would think that Rousey would take the opportunity to be mature and composed, especially considering how she came across on the show? Think again.

Rousey was dismissive of both Anik and Tate, frequently looking into the rafters during the interview, seemingly bored to tears. At one point, while Tate was speaking, Rousey even snuck in a big yawn.

Tate, on the other hand, was humble and likeable.


Ronda Rousey's image was taken a beating thanks to her appearance on The Ultimate Fighter, and don't be surprised if she is loudly booed when she walks out at UFC 168 to take on Miesha Tate in the co-main event.

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