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Ronda Rousey Says She Has Zero Emotions When She Is Fighting

Andrew Ravens

Ronda Rousey

Current UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has zero emotions going into any of her fights, that includes her upcoming bout against Alexis Davis.

“It doesn’t change anything for me because I’m not an emotional fighter,” Rousey told FOX Sports. “I have zero emotion when I go in there and fight. It could be my best friend in the world or it could be my worst enemy. I would fight them the same. I would fight Miesha Tate and Shayna Baszler in exactly the same way. I love Shayna and I can’t stand Miesha but emotions have nothing to do with the way I fight. Fighting is absent of emotion for me.”

Ronda Rousey (9-0) Has one knockout, eight submissions and is undefeated. In her last five fights, she has beaten the top talent that the division offers.

“It’s definitely an interesting new challenge,” said Rousey. “One thing that I couldn’t stand when I was just watching MMA and coming from Judo was all these people talking about how the Jiu Jitsu people would beat any Judo player. It was such a stereotype that I thought, and still think, that I could beat any girl in the world, any weight division, gi or no-gi, black belt and in any ruleset they want, in just pure Jiu Jitsu.

She beat Miesha Tate via Armbar at Strikeforce – Tate vs. Rousey on Mar / 03 / 2012 and then Sarah Kaufman via Armbar at Strikeforce – Rousey vs. Kaufman on Aug / 18 / 2012.

“This fight against Alexis, who is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and the kind of person I’ve heard my whole life should be the type to tap me out no problem, would be nice to prove a point against her. Then again, I always have people saying that my striking is terrible and she’s a well-noted Muay Thai fighter so any way that I can beat her I think would prove a good point.”

She made her UFC debut against Liz Carmouche, which she won via Armbar at UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb / 23 / 2013. She followed it up with a win over Miesha Tate via Armbar at UFC 168 – Weidman vs. Silva 2 on Dec / 28 / 2013 and then in her next fight she beat Sara McMann Via TKO at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014.

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