Ronda Rousey: “I let my arm be broken,”

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I can’t keep track, so just in case you need more Rousey — and I know you do! — I’m going to include a few snips from her most recent public relations hit below. No topic is seemingly off limits or out-of-bounds as Rousey raps about sex, (not) hooking up with fellow fighters, having her arm snapped in an armbar, fear, MMA chess and much more.

Check them out below:

On personal debts:

“I’ve been broke as fuck, but I’ve never owed anyone shit.”

On assholes:

“People have been fighting each other for millennia. It’s part of human nature. The confusing thing is we now live in a society where it’s not illegal to be an asshole, but it’s illegal to slap one.”

On being scurred:

“People say to me all the time, “You have no fear.” I tell them, “No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.”

On bone-snapping armbars:

“I’ve been arm-barred. I’ve been arm-barred and I let my arm be broken, and I didn’t tap, and I got out, and I still won that fight. Fuck ’em. I don’t care. An arm bar isn’t the end for me. The ligaments in both my elbows are so loose my arms just dislocate sometimes, just randomly. Because I’ve experienced it, I don’t fear it at all. It’s the people who haven’t been arm-barred who have that fear.”

On sex:

“Since becoming a sex symbol, I haven’t had less sex in my life.”

On sex with fighters:

“Hell no, I ain’t gonna hook up with no fighter. I know these guys. They’re like a sewing circle and everyone tells everyone everything.”

On MMA chess:

“For me, MMA is like speed chess. It’s like I’m herding a person into a certain position. Say my endgame is an arm bar. I’m not gonna actually take you and put you there. What I’m going to do is convince you that it’s a good idea to move in the direction I want you to go. And I’m going to keep on funneling you down until you’ve been narrowed to the option of tap or not.”

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